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Has anyone developed a cough from humidity being set too low?
#1
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.
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#2
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
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#3
Has anyone started to cough from their machine being set too low?
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#4
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.
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#5
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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#6
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..
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#7
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.
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#8
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.
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