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A 34-year-old male asked:

how long does it take the soft palate to reduce in swelling due to snoring, after starting cpap? thanks.

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 39 years experience
2 weeks: If there is some swelling caused by snoring and the snoring stops i would expect the swelling to go down within a few weeks...
Dr. Marguerite Myers
Dentistry 45 years experience
Depends: This depends on many variables. It may happen in a couple of weeks or maybe longer. Your body needs to adjust to your new snoring therapy. Please seek help with your particular physician for your particular prognosis. Take care...

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