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Beekay Offline

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Mask Type: Nasal mask
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Other Comments: asthma, year round allergies, hypothyroidism

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Location: Ohio

Post: #1
My Nose
This is my first post, so hi. :-)
I've been using my cpap for just a little over a month now. I've had pretty good
success thus far.
I have the worst allergies and I'm having lots of discomfort with the inside of my nose.
Some days I want to cry.
Some days the inside of my nose burns, feels raw, hurts to blow and is red and sore.
Before you ask, yes I use nasal moisturizing spray. Yes, I use the humidifier on the cpap.

I figure this is normal and my nose isn't going to fall off but anyone have any tricks or advice to help relieve this discomfort?
I'm finding that I'm removing my mask more than I was.
I have other issues but I'll start with this one first.

Oh, doc says more saline.
07-20-2015 10:56 AM
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PaytonA Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Orange County,California

Post: #2
RE: My Nose
What is your humidifier setting? Is your machine registering leaks and if so how high? Is your mouth dry when you wake up?
07-20-2015 12:43 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: diabetes II, Thyroidectomized, Primary Immune Deficiency, and the list goes on :P

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Location: Oregon

Post: #3
RE: My Nose
what payton said!

+ xlear (or add xylitol to saline spray)
+ to clear up current soreness while determining cause, see if you can find black seed oil. I got mine from amazon and it is the most fabulous anti-inflammatory soothing stuff ever! put it on in the morning, tho, the volatiles contained in it may breakdown the silicone if it gets on it.

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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07-20-2015 01:09 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
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CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
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Post: #4
RE: My Nose
Hi Beekay,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
You might try one of the sinus rinses, for example, Neomed, before you go to bed and see if that helps.
Hang in there for more suggestions and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
(This post was last modified: 07-20-2015 01:19 PM by trish6hundred.)
07-20-2015 01:18 PM
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Beekay Offline

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Machine: AirSense10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: AirFit N10
Humidifier: HumidAir
CPAP Pressure: 6
CPAP Software: ResScan Other Software

Other Comments: asthma, year round allergies, hypothyroidism

Sex: Female
Location: Ohio

Post: #5
RE: My Nose
I've been playing up and down with the humidity. Some nights 7 is good. Other nights 4 or 5.
I've probably had it on every level.
I've used a neti-pot but my nose doesn't like it.
No leaks..I rarely mouth breath although a few times I have woke in the middle of the night with a dry throat from hell when I've had extreme nasal congestion.
I'll check into all your suggestions and I thank you for them. :-)
07-20-2015 02:29 PM
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Post: #6
RE: My Nose
(07-20-2015 10:56 AM)Beekay Wrote:  This is my first post, so hi. :-)
I've been using my cpap for just a little over a month now. I've had pretty good
success thus far.
I have the worst allergies and I'm having lots of discomfort with the inside of my nose.
Some days I want to cry.
Some days the inside of my nose burns, feels raw, hurts to blow and is red and sore.
Before you ask, yes I use nasal moisturizing spray. Yes, I use the humidifier on the cpap.

I figure this is normal and my nose isn't going to fall off but anyone have any tricks or advice to help relieve this discomfort?
I'm finding that I'm removing my mask more than I was.
I have other issues but I'll start with this one first.

Oh, doc says more saline.

I'm with you my friend, had a lot of "sore nose" problems with the nasal pillows mask I started off using. Tried saline, also rubbing a little carmex on my nostrils to help seal and avoid chafing, that was my main problem. I guess I'm just not tolerant of anything rubbing on my nose, hate even wearing glasses sometimes lol. Anyway, a mask that avoids contact with your nose may be what you need, I'm sure some of the knowledgeable members if this forum will have some excellent suggestions. Good luck. Big Grin
07-20-2015 02:30 PM
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