My ENT hooked me up with this about 12 years ago, it's called "ALKALOL" - it's a "soothing nasal wash mucus solvent and cleaner".
Fill a dixie cup half full of hot water, then top it off with this, and use a baby squeeze bulb to squirt it up your nose - I tend to hold it there for as long as I can to let it work, run back down tubes, etc - then spit, cough, and gag it out. Rinse and repeat til the cup is empty.
You can use this as often as you want (I was told), and it really helps me when I am plugged up. Be sure to use it hours before bed, as you will drip for an hour or two after using it. It is kind of hard to find sometimes...
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When I fill my VPAP humidifier with distilled water, I add some VICKS type humidifier liquid also. I've on occasion, added too much and had to make sure I have the hose to the mask removed when turned on to blow out the initial "blast" of menthol vapor. But helps tremendously with breathing. Generally, between a teaspoon and tablespoon works well.
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Go easy on the zinc lozenges and zinc cold products. They have been known to destroy one's sense of taste.
01-01-2014, 06:29 PM
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(10-02-2013, 08:20 PM)Zorki1c Wrote: CPAP helps me survive a cold or flu. With the humidifier it keeps my stuffy airway open and keeps me from coughing. When I'm sick is when it does me the most good. My wife agrees and she has been on CPAP for years.
I am finishing up my first cold while on CPAP. I can't agree with you more Zorl1c. It helped me considerably breathing.
I was dreading getting a cold and had bad thoughts about being on the machine with one, but it was all good.
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