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lung infection because of cpap machine

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Yes: Just make sure that you clean the components and disinfect with something like white vinegar. Generally it is recommended to continue CPAP use unless ... Read More

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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
37 years experience Pulmonology
Hope you feel better: Not sure what question is but i hope you can continue your treatment at home and be closely supervised by your doctor and home care health team.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Shouldn't hurt: Perhaps the pressure is too high and you need an adjustment? Talk to your sleep apnea doctor. This should not be a painful intervention.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Aspiration: You can aspirate using a CPAP machine. A B line on ultrasound is the same as a Kerley B line on CXR. This is fluid and usually from pulmonary edema. ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Use face mask: If you can't breathe easily with nasal pillows, stopping CPAP will likely make you life more miserable because you are now dealing with not just ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Zinni III
32 years experience Sports Medicine
No: Logical question, but sorry - CPAP won't increase your lung capacity nor endurance, if it did every elite athlete would own one! ;-) exercise is the ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
12 years experience Sleep Medicine
See below: If the water reservoir is dirty or not cleaned properly it is possible. Keep it clean by replacing the water every night in addition to cleaning it a ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: Sometimes this does occur with CPAP. i would advise checking with your home company to see if less pressure can be used, and whether the mask fit is t ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Ideally no but ok: Distilled water or highly filtered water is recommended for humidifier so as not to get minerals deposited in machine or on reservoir wall. Boiling w ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. exam, then note: A doctor can write a note after doing an in-person exam. Generally, doctors do not write notes such as work-excuse or school-excuse notes, or back-to- ... Read More
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