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How to handle sinus/allergy problems with CPAP
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Machine: ResMed S9 Escape
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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RE: How to handle sinus/allergy problems with CPAP
I have had allergy (rhinitis) problems for many years. Steroid nasal sprays - budesonide - worked for a while, quite well indeed, but became less and less effective over time. I don't use them much at all now .....

I now use a Neilmed `squeezy ' saline rinse bottle, as it is more reliable than their battery powered pumps. Generally 1 teaspoon of salt - neti pot type - is added to 8 fl oz of previously boiled and cooled water. Use about one hour before bed time, to allow your nasal passages to drain, before putting on your mask. Do squeeze the bottle gently though, as you don't want to cause other damage to your nasal passages.

Generally, oxymetazoline or similar decongestants are frowned on by the medics as rebound congestion can apparently occur if continued for more than a few days.

Now the disclaimer - I am not a Medic, so please use this information at your own risk.
04-06-2016 04:29 PM
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