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A 38-year-old male asked:

Hi, i have sleep apnea, i bought snorepin to put in the nostrils for better breathing, but now i feel cold air in the top of the nostril and it hurts?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 62 years experience
Not just the nose.: An obstructive sleep disorder is mainly secondary to the base of the tongue. Although enlarged tonsils and enlarged uvula may contribute to the obstruction, the nose contributes less to sleep disorder. The technique you are using to open the nostrils wider does not contribute much. If there is sleep apnea or a significant sleep disorder, the best treatment is positive pressure with a mask.
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Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 15 years experience
See below: If you have sleep apnea, have you had it evaluated by a sleep doctor? For optimal treatment of it, a visit to a sleep doctor is recommended. There are other methods to take of snoring as well. In the mean time, you may try a humidifier in your room to help with the feeling of cold, dry air through your nostrils. Hope that helps!
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Last updated Nov 8, 2020


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