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I've developed a cough.
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Post: #11
RE: I've developed a cough.
(10-13-2013 10:28 PM)archangle Wrote:  Be sure and experiment with both high and low humidity.

Also, check your data for leaks. Even with a full face mask, it can make you drier.

You might also try a chin strap if you think you're mouth breathing. Mouth breathing can dry you out.

It doesn't sound like a germ problem, but really cleaning things well wouldn't hurt.

Check your air filters and keep it clean near the CPAP machine.

I'm doing well with no humidity. Dry mouth is gone, cough seems to be going away.

I don't know how long to go between filter changes. My DME sends me 2 per month, but I don't think I need to replace the filter every two weeks.

Or do I? Mine looks a little dirty, but it probably starts to look like that after a couple of nights.

Anyway, I appreciate all the help/info I get here. I don't know how I'd find any of this stuff out otherwise.
10-14-2013 11:48 AM
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Post: #12
RE: I've developed a cough.
(10-14-2013 11:48 AM)mdh235 Wrote:  
(10-13-2013 10:28 PM)archangle Wrote:  Be sure and experiment with both high and low humidity.

Also, check your data for leaks. Even with a full face mask, it can make you drier.

You might also try a chin strap if you think you're mouth breathing. Mouth breathing can dry you out.

It doesn't sound like a germ problem, but really cleaning things well wouldn't hurt.

Check your air filters and keep it clean near the CPAP machine.

I'm doing well with no humidity. Dry mouth is gone, cough seems to be going away.

I don't know how long to go between filter changes. My DME sends me 2 per month, but I don't think I need to replace the filter every two weeks.

Or do I? Mine looks a little dirty, but it probably starts to look like that after a couple of nights.

Anyway, I appreciate all the help/info I get here. I don't know how I'd find any of this stuff out otherwise.

This is what I do and not that it has to be done this way. Because I get 2 filters per month, I change mine every 2 weeks. It will prolong the life of my machine to keep as clean of a filter as I can (I have 3 dogs). It is an inexpensive to replace my filters every 2 weeks or twice per month so that is what I do. Much success to you in your CPAP therapy!
10-14-2013 12:19 PM
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