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High pressures causing/worsening cold symptoms
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High pressures causing/worsening cold symptoms
I have a persistent cold (Covid Tests of all negative) that appears to have gone away by the evening and then when I wake in the middle of the night, with a very parched throat from my high pressures (16-24) seems to have come back and by the morning the symptoms are in full force. That is, sneezing and the usual nasal symptoms of a head cold.

I was wondering whether the parching caused by these high temperatures, despite using a humidifier at maximum setting, Could be contributing to these returning symptoms?
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RE: High pressures causing/worsening cold symptoms
Could have several things going on.  Do you mouth breathe?  A parched throat could be from mouth breathing.  

I know this may sound opposite of what may help, but you could try turning the humidity setting down a bit.  

Lastly, the sneezing and head cold symptoms could be allergies.

I'm not sure high pressure settings are the issue.
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RE: High pressures causing/worsening cold symptoms
Excess CPAP humidity can cause congestion. It's generally best to use moderate settings and watch the leak rate. Give Flonase (fluticasone propionate) a try for several days. It is a good therapy against allergies and does not have a rebound effect. Follow directions on dosing.
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RE: High pressures causing/worsening cold symptoms
Agreed with the others. Reduce humidity and see if it helps. Congestion from too much humidity could be what you're dealing with. And yes try Flonase.
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RE: High pressures causing/worsening cold symptoms
OK. Yes I do mouth breathe.

I think I do have a virus, rather than allergies, but just thought it was weird how the parched throat seems to be triggering head cold symptoms. But from what you say, probably they are not.
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