A 58-year-old female asked:
I use a cpap machine with nasal pillows. i have a sinus infection along with significant post nasal drip. should i stop cpap temporarily?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
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 a sinus infection and post nasal drip, but also a lack of sleep and less oxygenation to the brain. If possible, use a face mask for your CPAP, so you can mouth- breathe at night.
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Last updated Apr 1, 2017
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