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Has anyone developed a cough from humidity being set too low?
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NickNick Offline

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Has anyone developed a cough from humidity being set too low?
This machine has helped me tremendously! It allows me to sleep, I don't have problems sleeping anymore and my girlfriend can sleep.

I use a CPAP Res med 10 auto set with the humidifier set at 4. I developed a consistent cough that will not go away.

I am on antibiotics, steroids and gargling with salt.

Wish to try to bring up the level to a 5 or a 6 to see if it will help.
09-05-2016 03:40 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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RE: Has anyone developed a cough from humidity being set too low?
Hi NickNick,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Sure, you can turn up or down the humidity if you want to.
You can also get the clinitians manual here on the board, I think there is a link at the top of this page.
Hang in there for more answers to your questions and good luck to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
09-05-2016 04:34 PM
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NickNick Offline

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RE: Has anyone developed a cough from humidity being set too low?
Has anyone started to cough from their machine being set too low?
09-05-2016 04:38 PM
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crezman Offline

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RE: Has anyone developed a cough from humidity being set too low?
Yes, I turn the humidity up. I notice the weather makes a difference on which level of humidity I need but if there's not enough water vapor, I feel it.
09-11-2016 05:21 PM
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JudgeMental Offline

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RE: Has anyone developed a cough from humidity being set too low?
Perhaps telling us what part of the country that you live in will help get some feedback.. Personally, I live in Florida, so I don't even use the humidifier. Maybe in the winter some. Maybe you should think about going the other way with the humidifier..Go lower (less) a couple of notches.

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09-11-2016 07:12 PM
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theone Offline

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RE: Has anyone developed a cough from humidity being set too low?
Personally, I live in Florida, so I don't even use the humidifier.
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My self, I live in SE Georgia where is real humid as well, my humidifier is set on 4 because number 3 setting just not enough moisture for me, at least.. Keep in mind the AC is on 24/7 and it dries the air..
09-12-2016 10:37 AM
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Mosquitobait Offline

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RE: Has anyone developed a cough from humidity being set too low?
I'd say try turning the humidity up first. Also, be aware that post-nasal drip can cause you to cough and post-nasal drip is usually caused by acid reflux. I take 40 mg of Prilosec equivalent daily and the cough went away.
09-12-2016 06:50 PM
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BadGoodDeb Offline

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RE: Has anyone developed a cough from humidity being set too low?
I don't use any humidity at all, because it kept dripping, and then the tub was squeaking, AND it meant I had to clean the hose to keep mold issues etc away. I'm much too lazy to do that. My previous machine hadn't had a workable humidifier, so I just got used to no humidity for 8 years. So even though I have a heated hose now, I bought a replacement side panel for mine, and don't even use the humidity tub, let alone water.

It hasn't caused a cough. In the Chicagoland area of Illinois. So --- you can probably learn to like it either with OR without.
(This post was last modified: 09-13-2016 04:31 PM by BadGoodDeb.)
09-13-2016 04:31 PM
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