Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Newb on my 4rth night with CPAP
#11
if you use nasal pillows, how do you deal with having a stuffed up nose? I was congested last night and add that to a deformation to my right nostril from a broken nose and I was into some serious frustration. For the first time since I started CPAP, I gave up around 330 am.
Post Reply Post Reply
#12
(04-21-2016, 09:46 PM)Xaq64 Wrote: if you use nasal pillows, how do you deal with having a stuffed up nose? I was congested last night and add that to a deformation to my right nostril from a broken nose and I was into some serious frustration. For the first time since I started CPAP, I gave up around 330 am.

I have severe hay fever so I have to deal with nasal congestion on a regular basis. My PCP has given me a prescription for Nasacort, which so far has worked. The only problem with using Nasacort is it takes a few days use to reach the optimal effect so I have to use it everyday to benefit from it. I wouldn't recommend using it long term without supervision from a physician.

On the few occasions I was congested despite the preventative measures, the CPAP pressure was enough to help alleviate the congestion. If all else fails, my backup plan is the full face mask I keep in the night stand.

Post Reply Post Reply
#13
Try to clear both nostrils b4 putting on the mask. Sometimes I have one nostril still slightly blocked but being patient solves the issue. If I wait for 2-3 minutes the air pressure will open up the plugged nostril. Colds can complicate things.
Post Reply Post Reply




Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  First CPAP night, questions about Sleepyhead data lrob123 10 529 05-21-2017, 07:02 PM
Last Post: Surfbear
  Third night on cpap zzzzz Kathy Oreardon 9 280 05-19-2017, 05:36 PM
Last Post: bonjour
Angry [CPAP] Second night on cpap no sleep Kathy Oreardon 13 387 05-19-2017, 03:50 AM
Last Post: Kathy Oreardon
  My 5th night on CPAP, a new batch of observations w/ detailed play-by-play Nicholas 27 800 05-16-2017, 09:02 AM
Last Post: TASmart
Gross [CPAP] 1st Night with CPAP Nightmare!!!! KirkF 24 1,229 02-17-2017, 02:04 AM
Last Post: Hydrangea
Wink Second night with CPAP Debberz 13 602 02-12-2017, 08:46 PM
Last Post: kwhenrykerr
Smile First night with CPAP stereoswimmer 9 402 02-04-2017, 05:48 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.