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[Symptoms] NASAL CAVITY IRRITATION
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OG1964 Offline

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Machine: S9 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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CPAP Pressure: 15-16
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #1
NASAL CAVITY IRRITATION
Hi,
Been using my CPAP machine for 5 months now so far so good, until this past 2 mornings I've waken up with a sort of soreness/irritation at the "back of my nose"/nasal cavity which gradually disappears after 2-3 hrs.
Has anybody experienced this? any Idea what might have caused this?

Current humidity setting: 5
Attachment: heated tube + nasal pillow
Pressure:15
Ambient room temp:5 to 9 deg C

Many Thanks!
08-04-2014 03:43 PM
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Terry Offline

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Machine: Philips Respironics RemStar Auto with A-Flex (560P)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P/R Nuance & Pap Cap
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: Auto
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #2
RE: NASAL CAVITY IRRITATION
(08-04-2014 03:43 PM)OG1964 Wrote:  Hi,
Been using my CPAP machine for 5 months now so far so good, until this past 2 mornings I've waken up with a sort of soreness/irritation at the "back of my nose"/nasal cavity which gradually disappears after 2-3 hrs.
Has anybody experienced this? any Idea what might have caused this?

Current humidity setting: 5
Attachment: heated tube + nasal pillow
Pressure:15
Ambient room temp:5 to 9 deg C

Many Thanks!

If you're not using a chin strap, it's possible your mouth is opening at night. 15cm H2o is into the range where mouths tend to flop open at night. 8-) Do you find that your humidifier uses a lot of water (have to fill it every night)? Using a lot of water is often an indication of large amounts of leakage.

Also, your room is extremely cold. Are you sure about the temperature? 5C is 41F.

Terry
(This post was last modified: 08-04-2014 03:53 PM by Terry.)
08-04-2014 03:51 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #3
RE: NASAL CAVITY IRRITATION
Welcome to the forum, OG1964
Trish got good advice for you, see her reply here (post #2)
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...irritation
08-04-2014 04:00 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
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CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #4
RE: NASAL CAVITY IRRITATION
Hi OG1964,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
You might try a chinstrap and see if that will help, and the HPA Lanolin is good to use as well.
Another thing you could try is to turn your humidifier down just a notch.
Hang in there for more suggestions and best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
08-04-2014 04:20 PM
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
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Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
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CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Post: #5
RE: NASAL CAVITY IRRITATION
Does your humidifier have water in it in the morning or is it empty?
08-04-2014 06:55 PM
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OG1964 Offline

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Machine: S9 Elite
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Post: #6
RE: NASAL CAVITY IRRITATION
Thanks for the prompt reply guys! I fill up mu water chamber up to the max., still have some water left come morning....might be due to leaking, will have to check my machine later and try to adjust my chin strap.

Cheers!
08-04-2014 11:06 PM
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zonk Offline

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Post: #7
RE: NASAL CAVITY IRRITATION
You might need to adjust the headgear, not too tight, tighter is worse for leaks and makes your nose sore
Check the pillows are the correct size, not too large or too small
Just a reminder, washing your mask each morning helps with the seal
08-05-2014 12:08 AM
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Simon M Offline

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Post: #8
RE: NASAL CAVITY IRRITATION
Organic Sesame Oil is what the surgeon recommended to me after my turbinectomy - apparently, it's often used after nasal surgery. I've been using it since 2008, and I find it's really soothing and have never had any kind of adverse reaction to it.
08-05-2014 09:26 AM
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OG1964 Offline

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Post: #9
RE: NASAL CAVITY IRRITATION
Thanks guys!! adjusted my chin strap (seatec sleep tight) woke up without that "irritation"
Thanks
08-05-2014 03:54 PM
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zonk Offline

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Post: #10
RE: NASAL CAVITY IRRITATION
(08-05-2014 09:26 AM)Simon M Wrote:  Organic Sesame Oil is what the surgeon recommended to me after my turbinectomy - apparently, it's often used after nasal surgery. I've been using it since 2008, and I find it's really soothing and have never had any kind of adverse reaction to it.
My sleep doctor once told me about Nazoil, saline sinus rinses works better for me
There is Swedish study about the benefit of the oil, it does not seem widely used in US as in Scandinavian countries and Australia
Also Seatec chinstrap "OG1964" using is only sold in Australia, so assume, he is another Aussie Coffee
08-05-2014 04:16 PM
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