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Post: #11
RE: Just something new I learned.
I would go with TorontoCPAPguy on this one or Ghost. Use humidity rather than additives to the water. Much wiser, I think.

I had a joke about a Passover humidifier, but I forgot it... something to do with Matzoh and bitter Herbs..... never mind....
11-09-2014 09:57 AM
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Post: #12
RE: Just something new I learned.
(11-07-2014 11:51 PM)Ghost1958 Wrote:  ...Hot air seems to make swelling worse for me...

Heat always makes swelling worse in the nasal passages since it increases vasodilation.
11-09-2014 01:27 PM
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Post: #13
RE: Just something new I learned.
I tried the Vapo Steam. I found the smell somewhat soothing, but I did not notice any appreciable reduction in congestion. Be advised not to use more than 4-5 drops in the H5. That stuff is strong. I've been doing the saline flush, and I find the menthol scent seems to keep the sinus open long enough to fall asleep. I do believe getting the sinus cleared before therapy is the key.

I did get with a new DME. I'm using an Airfit F10 FFM instead of the Quatro Mirage. It is much less claustrophobic since the nose and forehead piece has been eliminated.
(This post was last modified: 11-10-2014 05:26 PM by Flatheaddog.)
11-10-2014 05:22 PM
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Post: #14
RE: Just something new I learned.
I find this interesting. I have tried using my humidifier but it's too much for me. I like cool air to breath when sleeping. I do fill my humidifier but don't turn it on. I have tried turning it on low but I wake up with a wet nose which I hate. I have tried some of the aromatherapy things but nothing seems to help the congestion. I have thought about trying the V*cks but didn't. I might try the steam stuff and see what happens.
11-10-2014 07:02 PM
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