Cpap nasal allergy

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1173253 tn?1263500213 I am not sleeping as I keep taking off the CPAP to blow my nose or to cough. Could I be allergic to the CPAP, or the dirt or germs in the tubing, or to the air that is sucked in thru the CPAP? No matter how good I feel in the day.....I get worse at night? Help Please.
Avatar f tn I have the same problem with nose running and sneezing all day for about almost a month now. I got a new ResMed Elite CPAP machine for the very first time end of last July at air pressure 6 then increased to 9 last month that is when it started to cause my nose running and sneezing all day. I have boxes of Kleenex everywhere! Wow! I thought it was allergy, and I took pills but it didn't work. I then thought it was bad cold and I took Contac pills and again it didn't work.
Avatar m tn - Mechanical irrigation with buffered, hypertonic saline nasal spay. - Topical glucocorticoids (corticosteroids) or nasal spray. - Topical decongestants, such as oxymetazoline for short term only. - Antihistamines will cause a drying effect and helps to relieve symptoms. - Antibiotics if bacterial infection suspected. I suggest you to consult ENT specialist for further evaluation. Take care and regards.
374225 tn?1269902862 My apnea story is amazing and depressing. I'm 33 and have been using CPAP since 1999. I'm in love with my CPAP. Just love the thing. I've recently been fighting a sinus infection lasting months. I know it's the CPAP and the humidifier. I don't clean it as often as I should and I'm resolved to change that which should help. I recently stopped using the humidifier for about 15 days while on antibiotics just in the hope that dryness would help.
Avatar n tn I have used scores of Prescription antihistamines, decongestants, eye drops, nasal sprays, saline flushes, have reduced CPAP pressures, and used different style mask over the past seven years! These help moderate symptoms, or recover from occurrences, but do not prevent them. > I wish more research would be done in this area.
Avatar f tn I just started using my CPAP with a swift nasal mask 3 weeks ago and you just described my systems to a tee. I am miserable. I have been taking Sudafed when I wake up and it has helped but I can't do this forever. There must be a simple solution to this problem that so many users are experiencing...
Avatar n tn In most cases this resolves nasal congestion and irritation if it is caused by CPAP. Also if you have a deviated nasal septum then also it can cause allergy like symptoms from one nostril. Please discuss this with your ENT specialist or your sleep specialist. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar n tn In most cases this resolves nasal congestion and irritation if it is caused by CPAP. Also if your mother has a deviated nasal septum then also it can cause allergy like symptoms. CPAP machines can also cause air in the stomach-gas and bloating. Lowering the CPAP pressure can help but do not do this without consulting your sleep specialist. Switching over to bilevel pressure or C-Flex may help your mother too. Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage.
Avatar f tn Guess I should have looked to the internet along time ago...I have used my CPAP for 12 or 14 years now...Never had the "oh my goodness...Great relief" that so many people say they have...It has been a struggle at best but...I can not sleep without it ...and since my dad died at 67 years old of a massive heart attack after decades of horrific snoring..I need to learn to use it. I have had a horrible time with my sinus. At first I thought it was related to a new job.
Avatar n tn I have tried all types of inhalators, medication - had a sinus MRI, allergy tests with negative results. Could my CPAP machine be causing or aggravating this situation. My machine is a Respironic with card reader and humidifier.
612551 tn?1450025775 I did a search on Zicam Allergy Relief and came up with this thread. So, as I still have nasal congestion problems, I figured I'd give an update. Now more than a year and a half later, I still have nasal congestion problems when lying down, trying to sleep.
149675 tn?1416676733 I was recently diagnosed with sleep apnea and put on a CPAP machine. I have been using it for about 5 days now. I am sleeping OK with it and even think I feel a little clearer in mornings and during the day. My problem is with the mask. After the first day I had painful whiteheads under my nose. I treated them with cream (after they popped) and that is doing a little better. Now the bridge of my nose is very red, a little puffy, and I have 7 small whiteheads there too.
Avatar f tn i havebeen sleeping much better at nite since wearing cpap but my allergies are much worst and that makes me feel terrible,iuse allergy nasal spray and have humdifer on my cpap. any suggestions?
Avatar n tn I seem to have an allergy to the nose pillows. Sneezing and runny nose constantly. Did you find an answer to your dads problem? Am very interested in an answer.
Avatar n tn If this is possible, can the Nasal Wash Treatment that is explained in your website help with this situation, or what treatment would be the most appropiate for this scenarion (CPAP, BiPAP, nasal CPAP, etc.) I know that the polysomnography is the gold standard to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea, but I wonder if someone with no risks for this syndrome (neck circumference too wide, obesity, age, etc.), but with post nasal drip and symptoms of OSA (fatigue, daytime sleepiness, etc.
Avatar m tn I stupidly rinsed my nasal cavities with 1/3 hydrogen peroxide and had bad burning, flu symptoms and allergic reaction, sinus pressure, eyes itching (also had tonsil infection). it seems to be dangerous to use HP and better to use saline. is it safe to dilute HP or fluoride to rinse your nasal cavities? the fizzing from the HP seems to mean that I have some kind of nasal infection or sores?
Avatar n tn i just started smelling smoke about 2 days ago. it seems to be getting worse. it's really starting to bug me now. i have never smoked, and i'm smelling the smoke when no one else can smell it.
Avatar dr m tn If your CPAP pressure is too low, or your dental device is undercalibrated, or your UPPP procedure was only partially effective, then you'll still have residual obstructive sleep apnea and are still feeling the effects of intermittent obstructions and arousals. Second, make sure that your nasal breathing is optimal. By definition, your nasal passageways will be either narrowed, inflamed, or both.
Avatar dr m tn One of the most common reasons for continued nasal congestion despite allergy medications and even nasal surgery is due to flimsy nostrils. Your nose comes in various shapes and sizes, but having naturally thin nostrils or weakened nostrils after rhinoplasty can lead to flimsy nostrils that collapse during even quiet inspiration. Unfortunately, many people undergo a number of different medical treatments using allergy sprays or even surgery before this condition is even considered.
Avatar dr m tn If there is a major improvement in your quality of breathing while performing this maneuver, then you have what’s called nasal valve collapse. The simplest way of correcting nasal valve collapse is by using nasal dilator strips, or Breathe-Rite® strips. If you do the Cottle maneuver and there is no significant difference in your breathing, don’t waste money buying these strips. If you perceive an improvement in your breathing, you can continue using the strips at night while you sleep.
Avatar m tn Hello, You have already taken allergy shots for your allergies.Along with these allergy shots,you can have some environmental modifications which will help you inkeeping allergy at bay. . Maintain/clean dehumidifiers and air conditioners regularly. Air filters of the ac trap allergens, like molds, dust and pollen. When the filters do not work properly, allergens may be released into the air, causing typical allergy symptoms, such as watery eyes, runny nose, and wheezing.
Avatar n tn During the last 8 months I have trouble finishing the waltz. I have been diagnosed with sleep aphnea, post nasal drip, and gerd. Also on allergist has given me the test for allergy. They found that I was allergic to 15 different things. However this may or may not be causing the problem. I may not be exposed to these allergens. I believe these 4 thing are somehow interrelated The sleep disorder place has ordered a cpap continuos positive air pressure pump with a mask.
Avatar m tn i suffer from mild obstructive sleep apnea myself, and have nasal congestion/allergy problems with add to it. So far I have avoided CPAP. Observation: high altitude, lower oxygen would make symptoms worse, warm moist air at sea level at least has more oxygen, maybe the humidity and heat helps too. Have you lost weight? That can help cure OSA. Worked for my mild case and I was not fat, just lost less than 10% of my weight... helped open my throat/air passage.
Avatar n tn I feel like a Prisoner of War!!! My allergy dr suggested a sleep study, but the problem is I CANNOT STAY ASLEEP BECAUSE OF DRY MOUTH. NO ONE IS DOING ANYTHING TO HELP ME & I AM SO DISTRAUGHT!!!! I am very Upset. Lack of sleep due to DRY MOUTH HAS RUINED MY LIFE> PLS PLS HELP!!!!
Avatar f tn In light of the possible connection between apnea and reflux, post nasal drip etc, it may make sense to try the cpap again if I still have apnea. Two of the doctors at the practice are board certified in pulmonology and critical care medicine and two are board certified in sleep medicine.
Avatar f tn Try using the Nasal Aire tubing. It's a soft nasal device that fits into the nostrils, somewhat like oxygen is delivered, only larger. I tried the mask my insurance provided one night and went out and bought the Nasal Aire II the next day. There is no pressure on your face. I do have to wear a chin strap or I breathe thru my mouth and any benefit is lost. Make sure you have a humidifier on your machine.
Avatar dr m tn There is also surgery to reduce the turbinates, which are these wing-like structures on the side of the nose that swell when you have a cold or allergy and there’s one other condition called nasal valve collapse that is frequently undiagnosed. This is a condition where the sidewall nostrils of your nose tend to collapse due to just natural weakening or due to previous surgery. Now these are the people that benefit very well from Breathe-Rite strips, or those nasal dilator strips.
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Avatar f tn Hello and hope you are doing well. Understand your predicament. Check the tubing and filters of the CPAP machine at regular intervals, as it can harbor allergens/infections. This could be triggering your symptoms. Also, choose a mask which is most comfortable for you. Occasionally when you have breathing problems and are uncomfortable with the CPAP, you can avoid using it. On these occasions try to sleep sideways and if any nasal blocks try to keep them patent with OTC nasal decongestants.
Avatar f tn Mean hypopnoea was 24.8 sec; longest hypopnoea was 47.7sec with 48.5 arousals per hour. I then trialled CPAP, and a follow up sleep study showed that this treated my hypopnoeas. However, I have found no relief from my fatigue. I have had further testing done which shows I am still anaemic (I have been anaemic since I was 10yrs old and have taken iron supplements ever since. It was only after contracting the Epstein-Barr Virus at 15yrs that I felt fatigued anyway).