Cpap lung infections

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Avatar f tn Changing the tubing, keeping it spotless, did not help prevent infection for me. Stopping the cpap treatment, is the only thing that prevented the chronic lung infections...and I always used the humitifer, which never helped prevent any infection... I regret ever having the sleep study and I regret what all the money and time it cost me, and the suffering of 3 years of lung infections...I am so done using the cpap treatment!
Avatar n tn I use a cpap machine and am becoming convinced that it is the machine that keeps setting off lung infections in me. Every morning or whenever I wake up with mask on, I am choking and it hurts to take a breath. My mouth is completey dried out and I cough for a half hour before I can begin to inhale without coughing. Is there a solution for this...I can't use a nasal mask because I have deviated septum and automatically open my mouth when I sleep.
393514 tn?1203662640 You said she is having repeated chest infections. Repeated chest infections in pediatric age group the cause can be due to either a muscle paralysis (drug induced or muscular dystrophies) or due to congenital heart disease. Which doctor have you seen so far? Does that include a neurologist and cardiologist also? I would be interested to know. Keep me informed if you have any other queries. Bye.
940391 tn?1255758976 Nicole I am no doctor - but I have done lots of research on Nodules - from what I have read - most lung nodules are benign. I would not worry - sounds like you doctor is right - beneign lung nodules - I also have many scattered nodules - and if these were going to kills me - I should be dead by now..........mine are also up to 7mm .... small nodules are almost always benign..........stop worrying and enjoy your life. Life is precious - we need to enjoy what we have ........
Avatar m tn I did smoke for 7 years and have quit for 8 years now. Over the last 6-8 years I have been prone to respiratory infections. I will have 3-5 severe episodes a year that last for better than a week. I have severe wheezing and chest congestion. There is also blood present in the mucus. I also will cough only blood sometimes in the AM. Nasal congestion may or may not occur. Last March I was hospitalized with pneumonia and a collapsed lung. I was in for a week.
Avatar f tn I was just diagnosed this year with Asthma. I have been sick a total of 5 times this year with lung infections. My question is, do I ask my doctor if there is something else other then the asthma that would cause this drop is o2? I have checked into getting oxygen and between the lines with this. With my insurance it would cost 186.00 a month. Which is more then what the cpap would have cost me. I'm between the lines of getting it or not. Anyone have any thoughts on what I should do?
Avatar m tn Eliminated two very common foods, and both my nostrils are now wide open with no blockage. I kept getting periodic sinus infections from the CPAP. So I have found, if I sleep on my side, and eliminate the two foods which bother me, I sleep very well without CPAP. Getting your nostrils open to where you can breathe well is essential if you are going to use CPAP or not.
Avatar f tn Yes, there can be a link. Every time you stop breathing, you create a vacuum effect that can suck up your stomach juices into your throat (causing your voice box inflammation which can lead to hoarseness, cough, lump sensation and post-nasal drip). It's been shown that stomach contents can then either go into your lungs or into your ears or sinuses. Consider that it's not just acid, but bile, digestive enzymes, and bacteria that's coming up.
Avatar n tn First would see a different ophthalmologist for a second opinion about your vision problems, halos, etc. I think your best bet would be talking to your lung doctor and CPAP technicians to see if the pressure can be reduced and also that your are using the smallest possible nose piece. the large old fashion ones will aggravate the problem.
Avatar m tn The best advice I can give is that you arrange to see an asthma specialist, either an Allergist or a lung specialist (Pulmonologist), for a careful examination of your breathing to find out if there is more going on with your breathing than meets the eye.
Avatar f tn The spirometry I had in February 2009 showed moderate to severe asthma with 40% lung volume? Not sure what all of the exact values were but I'm certain it said 40%. Also, I have frequent chest pain which has been evaluated by a cardiologist and deemed to be not related to my heart. EKG and Echo were both normal. I was told that this was most likely due to chest wall and rib pain from the chronic cough. I'm on a sleugh of medications.
Avatar f tn Before going through extensive surgery, which itself can be immune suppressing and could eventually make the condition worse, I would investigate the possibility that the swollen glands, tonsils, tissues etc. may be due to infection(s). Chronic infections can cause the problems of tissue and glandular swelling that underly the problem, if they are immune related.
Avatar n tn He has had so many colds, lung infections, weird illnesses. It is so terrible when you do not have a nice restful sleep. My heart goes out to you....complain as much as you like, I did yesterday....Just let everything go and recuperate.....
Avatar dr m tn If your nose isn't working properly and mucous isn't cleared, the stagnant mucous can lead to infections such as sinusitis or ear infections. Lastly, not breathing well through your nose can aggravate snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. Nasal congestion alone doesn't cause obstructive sleep apnea, but it can definitely aggravate it.
Avatar f tn I also have allergies galore, and seem to get more and more alergic as I age. This years discovery was pennicillin. I also have sleep apnea and use a CPAP--by the way if anyone is hesitant to go that route, just do it! It's amazing how much better I feel in the morning. I also struggle with obesity and smoking. Im tired of being tired, of feeling so used up, and of needing a cane. Im only 48. What are we not seeing? If it's not lupus or arthritis, what is going on with that ANA?
Avatar m tn Positive ANA results are found in patients who have various autoimmune diseases, infections, cancer, lung diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, hormonal diseases, blood diseases, skin diseases, the elderly, people with a family history of rheumatic disease. ANAs are actually found in about 5% of the normal population. You mention you have GERD and this is mainly due to insufficient stomach acid.
Avatar m tn I stayed overnight with intravenous and the whole nine yards. I did have a lung infection at the time. The reason being is I have copd. From what I understand it used to be that 90 was acceptable for an oxygen reading depending on whether you have lung problems smoke etc. Now they want your reading to be 100. That is for a normal person who is in excellent condition non smoker etc. Remember your oxygen level does go up and down daily like your blood pressure depending on your activity level.
Avatar n tn yes, she can walk a little faster than I do but she also has chronic thrush, often has lung infections, is often on antibiotics, has IBS and Gerd, has severe muscle cramps, arthritis and suspected osteroporosis now..I have none of those things.
215342 tn?1287842018 It lasts for three months, but you can have permanent lung damage and damage to your voice, you are also at risk of chest infections and pnuemonia ( I've had it several times) so stay away from other people so you don't pick up a secondary infection.
Avatar dr m tn Pepsin, a digestive enzyme, and H. pylori, a common stomach bacteria, have been found in lung and sinus washings. This is also why the ears are usually affected before the sinuses—it’s a direct line from your throat to the eustachian tubes, whereas you have to take right angled turn to reach the sinus passageways in the nose. You may now be asking, "but what about the fever and the chills?
Avatar m tn TB doctor is not interested at all for this test, still will ask Family doctor. Is it TB infection- may be lung nodule 5mm have some infections. confused what to do.
Avatar n tn I smoke 2 packs of cigarettes a day. My left lung base is mildly scarred but there is no disease state. I would not even think twice of this being anything other than sleep apnea if I hadn't took those breaths yesterday while awake. I have had recurring upper respiratory infections all year and since September, I've had frequent problems with fluid in my ears and recurring Otitis Media - middle ear infection in my right ear with a sore throat. The mucus is draining down in my throat.
Avatar n tn I have the same issue, phlem in my throat and lungs. Doctors just give me Prevacid or Tagamet but they don't work for my lung phlem. I found that NAC (N-Acetyl-Cysteine), an over the counter supplement in the US works even better than Mucinex (no hangover effect). I've been taking one pill a day for over a year with no issues at all and the phlem is gone in my lungs and throat. I ran out about a week ago and it all came back so it was definitely working. I highly recommend it.
Avatar n tn I have been to the doctor, who did a lung saturation test, and mine was better than average. He said the problem musst be psychological, however I know it's not. I'm also always trying to yawn, just so that I get a full breath. Does anyone know what this SOB is caused by?
Avatar f tn There are many things that can cause your symptoms, such as damage to a spinal nerve, as far as the shoulder pain, collar bone and armpit. Lymph system infections and/or drainage problems can cause these pains. I agree with Nancy that you should have a mammogram. My best friend died of lung cancer and his first symptom was that his left shoulder hurt him. The tumor was in his left lung. You said you were overweight. How much overweight are you?
Avatar n tn Hello, They had him scheduled to do the tracheotomy today (Wednesday) and they gave him one more chance to breath on his own this morning. He has been breathing on his own all day, he is talking and eating ice cream, apple sauce and jello. The staff seems very pleased with his results. They said he just turned a big corner. He seems disoriented from the medication he was on but they say this is normal. They tried to have him stand today, but he is weak.
Avatar dr m tn Studies have shown finding H. pylori and pepsin in middle ear, sinus and lung washings. Upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) is a variation/precursor to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), where you don't officially meet the criteria for obstructive sleep apnea. You need at least 5 apneas or hypopneas every hour on average to say you have sleep apnea. Each episode has to last at least 10 seconds.
Avatar n tn When it contracts, it pulls down, increasing the volume of the thoracic cavity, which increases lung volume, which causes a decrease in pressure. Air always follows a pressure gradient (from high to low), so this causes air to rush in. Two of the main nerves resposible for breathing are the Phrenic Nerve from the cervical spine (neck region) to the diaphragm, and the Vagus Nerve from the medulla. Brainstem participants are the medulla and pons.