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CPAP Usage w/ SInus Infection
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CPAP Usage w/ SInus Infection
Hey all,

Was curious as to what are some things other users do when using their CPAP whilst having a sinus infection?

Personally, its very hard for me to use. I use nasal pillows and my nose will get congested regardless because of laying down, I have not tried super high humidity and heat temperature settings but I have changed them some to no avail. Don't get me started with full face masks, the medium Resmed full facemask I have is such a pain to mitigate leaks especially when my mouth opens because of the congestion compromising the seal right under the lip. I sleep on my back often turning side to side and sometimes the seal becomes compromised as such and the leaks wake me up. On top, of still receiving dry mouth still because I have mouth breathe because of congestion, on top of blowfish cheeks.

As far as treating congestion, its only alleviated to a point, not 100% only maybe 60-70%. I use nasal rinses, flonase, prescription sinus medication (Alahist for the curious), etc. If I use something like affrin, my nasal passages become so dry the pressure of the air from the CPAP hurts.
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RE: CPAP Usage w/ SInus Infection
If I have sinus issues, I switch to a full face mask from my customary nasal mask and increase the humidity.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
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RE: CPAP Usage w/ SInus Infection
(08-10-2022, 01:20 AM)srlevine1 Wrote: If I have sinus issues, I switch to a full face mask from my customary nasal mask and increase the humidity.

What are your climate settings like? It's a hard balance to not get rainout for me, personally.
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RE: CPAP Usage w/ SInus Infection
Climate Cntl:  Manual
Tube Temp:    Off
Humidity Level : 8
I use a hose hanger and my machine is situated lower than my bed.

Best -- steve
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
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