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I have seasonal allergies right now. Developed cold sore on nose. Have cpap machine with "nasal pillows " type mask. Is it safe to use Abriva.

I have seasonal allergies right now. Developed cold sore on nose. Have cpap machine with "nasal pillows " type mask. Is it safe to use Abriva.

Try a different mask: I don't think using Abreva would be a problem but that nasal pillow will severely slow healing. The CPAP company ought you provide you, on your doctor's order, a different mask which won't touch that area. Also, are you sure it is a cold doer and not an ulcer produced by the nasal pillow? ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (Definition)

Continuous positive airway pressure involves the constant application of external pressure to all phases of breathing. The patient would feel as if breathing against the constant headwind. Inhalation would be easier as the pressure enables air entry. Exhalation prevents complete relaxation. This can be helpful in obstructive sleep ...Read more


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I have a 1/8 inch white sore inside my nose, straight back into the sinus cavity. I have allergies, nasal spray addiction, cpap and deviated septum.?

I have a 1/8 inch white sore inside my nose, straight back into the sinus cavity. I have allergies, nasal spray addiction, cpap and deviated septum.?

Need ENT: Evaluation to determine the nature of the lesion. There are a number of possibilities and visualization is required to distinguish between them. A biopsy may be required. ...Read more

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I recently switched from a full cpap mask to one that covers the nose. It makes my nose burn when I use it. How can I make it stop?

I recently switched from a full cpap mask to one that covers the nose. It makes my nose burn when I use it. How can I make it stop?

? humididfier: Most times with the use of any CPAP, the addition of a humidifier can be helpful in reducing the side effects on the nose. Try that and hope it helps. Good health. ...Read more

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Lately been having a bit if blood in my snot when I blow my nose. Mainly in the morning when awakening. Could CPAP machine be the cause? Suggestions?

Dryness: Dryness of nose due to CPAP may cause nose bleed. A little lubrication with vaseline may help. If still not better please talk to your physician ...Read more

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Its hard for me to breathe through my nose while on cpap, I get hot and feel like im suffocatin. Should I just do it anyway? Mouth is easier to breath

Adjustment needed: Call your doc since it can be adjusted by the CPAP company. You should not have any discomfort using the equipment. ...Read more

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Why does my cpap machine leak water in my nose?

The simple solution: Water is build up in the tubing, make sure you empty the water before you use it. If any questions call your CPAP manufacturer for the advice. ...Read more

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Is it normal to become really congested while using CPAP with built-in humidifier? Every night I have to keep blowing my nose and use saline spray

Is it normal to become really congested while using CPAP with built-in humidifier? Every night I have to keep blowing my nose and use saline spray

Nasal CPAP: It is possible that there are irritants or particles in the CPAP apparatus that are triggering an allergic response. If it is humidified, unlikely to be a moisture issue. You might need to clean or replace. ...Read more

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Just got cpap, getting over bad cold. Nose too irritated to use but know shop, doc, ins. Watching for stats. Performance anxiety from pressure! Help?

Performance: anxiety of any sort normally fades over time. We habituate to the new experience, like not feeling the watch or ring we wear after a short time. I've seen C-PAP help many. Peace and good health. The machine is doing the work, not you, so its the one that can have the performance anxiety! ...Read more

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Am thinking of getting neilmed nasogel spray for dry noses. Should i? I use cpap and even with humidifier turned up, I get crusty nose or congestion.

Sprays may help: Saline gels/sprays are often very helpful for dry noses especially for people with sleep apnea who are using cpap. Using a humidifier in the house (especially in the winter) may also be helpful to keep humidity levels up prior to sleep time. ...Read more

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Can cpap machine use irritate the trachea? It was sore when the doctor pressed on it. Pressure is set at 11cm.

Sore Throat: Does your CPAP deliver humidity/moisture to your airway? If not this could cause throat dryness which could lead to soreness. You should have your dr. Evaluate/examine this area of soreness. You should also let him/her know about your fatigue, and high BP if it is uncontrolled.. ...Read more

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What could cause a spontaneous nose bleed? Have humudier on furnace and sleep with humidified cpap. Blood pressure excellent. Could qnasal cause it?

What could cause a spontaneous nose bleed? Have humudier on furnace and sleep with humidified cpap. Blood pressure excellent. Could qnasal cause it?

Yes: Steroid nasal sprays can all cause nose bleeds. Qnasl is a dry nasal spray that may cause the same. Aim it away from your septum when you spray it and use a saline nasal gel to manage your dry septum. ...Read more

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Last 2 months I have been getting lots of nose bleeds. I use cpap with humidifier and run a personal humidifier. Is there a concern 4 cancer or othe?

Not likely: CPAP often causes nosebleeds because of dry air, and trauma from the high pressures used by the machine to keep your airway open. This is common and usually easily dealt with. Cancer is not a likely cause. ...Read more

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How can I heal a sore in my nose?

How can I heal a sore in my nose?

Nasal sore: Hello, a sore inside your nose ay be related to a condition called nasal vestibulitis. This is usually caused by a staph bacteria. I usually prescribe an antibiotic ointment. Be careful with the otc ointments. See your doctor. I have seen nasal problems become much worse with the use of otc medications within the nasal amity. ...Read more

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Is an open sore below nose herpes?

Is an open sore below nose herpes?

Need a visual: Hard to tell without seeing it. Advise a medical visit to ascertain and treat if necessary. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from swelling & soreness inside nose?

How can I get relief from swelling & soreness inside nose?

Otolaryngology visit: I would Imagine that you have allergies. Possibly a prescription for allergies will be helpful. I would advise a visit to a PCP. ...Read more

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I've had a sore in my nose for about two weeks. What should I do?

I've had a sore in my nose for about two weeks. What should I do?

Bactroban (mupirocin): Agree with not manipulating the sore. However, I recommend bactroban (mupirocin) or Mupirocin ointment which requires a prescription to make sure staph aureus is treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more