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A 35-year-old male asked about a 68-year-old male:

my dad has inflammation of the trachea, could his cpap sleep apnea machine cause this?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Tracheiitis: Yes his trachea can be irritated by his CPAP machine.
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 48 years experience
CPAP: Yes, it could. Please have him evaluated and see if the pressure of the CPAP can be reduced. Also , if sleep apnea is mild or moderate, a dental appliance could provide increased oxygen without the forced air of a cpap.

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