I started using the FitLife mask because it maintains hose pressure on your eyeballs.
My eyeballs started swelling up real bad after each night's treatment.
That might give you some relief *if* you can wear that total face mask without leaks.
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Also, you should and MUST clean your mask every day until you are over the sinus infection. When I get a new mask, I keep the old one as a spare. When I had my sinus infection, I just alternated the masks and didn't have any problems. I have a full face mask so I can breath thru my mouth without any problems. One thing I have noticed is that since I have gone to the FFM my allergies have also been down. I attribute that to the filter in the system which I change every so often.
Right now I probably have a sinus thing going on. My left side of my nose feels pressure and this morning it moved up to the top corner of my nose by my eye and brow. I took one Excedrin and feel better. I was told a nettie pot is good with the proper water. The same distilled water I use for my C-pap. I have only had two sinus infections in allll my life, this being the second. Antihistimines are my last choice because they cause dry eye to be worse, and vision blurry. Any other remedies? Hot compresses? cold? what?
Because of allergies, I have sinus issues as well. BUT I feel using the CPAP actually helps. I crank up the humidifier.
The only thing to treat sinus infection is antibiotics. It won't truly go away on its own but fade and return. Get thee to a doc.
A few years ago I had a bad bout of bronchitis/pneumonia. I realized how well I felt in the morning then slowly felt crappy as the day went on. We got me a small desk humidifier that uses a regular water bottle. That really helped! My doc liked the idea, too.
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What did people dooooo without antibiotics, such as my mother and Grandmother? It could also be the curry I ate in my dinner. I love curry and it is good for you but also gives me a tender head.