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Roxy Offline

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head cold
I have a scratchy throat, low fever, slight cough and lots of mucous. Should I continue to use my cpap? If so, would I be better off using the flexifit or hybrid mask? I have the resmed auto with heated humidifier and heated hose. I am already taking rx decongestants and qnasal. I am also using the neilmed rinse twice a day now that my cold is in full force
12-22-2012 09:58 PM
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Post: #2
RE: head cold
Yes, keep using your machine.

What happens is the air will push the crap in your nose out of the way. You'll sleep good. The humidity will also help.

Use the nasal rinse right before bed and right after.

Let us know how it goes for you.

Bummer you're sick right at the holidays.

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12-22-2012 10:03 PM
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Post: #3
RE: head cold
I meant to add that good sleep is the best thing you can do when sick. Without your machine, you're going to add misery to an already miserable cold.

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12-22-2012 10:04 PM
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Roxy Offline

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RE: head cold
Thanks for the reply

would I be better off using the flexifit or hybrid mask?
12-22-2012 10:16 PM
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RE: head cold
(12-22-2012 10:16 PM)Roxy Wrote:  Thanks for the reply

would I be better off using the flexifit or hybrid mask?
i would use the flexifit ... no like things stuck up my nose
also be extra vigilant with cleaning your masks, hoses etc..
(This post was last modified: 12-22-2012 10:51 PM by zonk.)
12-22-2012 10:35 PM
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Post: #6
RE: head cold
Hi Roxy,
Sorry to hear you're under the weather right at the holiday.
Hope you get to feelin' better, soon.

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12-22-2012 11:06 PM
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Roxy Offline

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RE: head cold
Thanks for the support. I have been using cpap since the end of August and this is my first head cold with cpap
12-22-2012 11:08 PM
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Post: #8
RE: head cold
If your prescription doesn't have an expectorant in it, you can take Guaifenesin and lots of water to help break-up the mucus and return to normal breathing. It really works.
12-22-2012 11:11 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Post: #9
RE: head cold
When I have a cold with a cough, that's what I take in the morning.

Use whichever mask you normally use. The air won't push stuff out of the way immediately. There may be a short while where you don't feel any different.

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12-23-2012 01:09 AM
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Roxy Offline

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Post: #10
RE: head cold
Thank you for your advice yesterday. I was suprised that the full face mask worked as well as it did. Today, I have a fever and it hurts to swallow. I wonder if I would have felt worse without using cpap last night
12-23-2012 04:11 PM
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