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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?

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

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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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Will using cpap machine cause sinus infections?

Will using cpap machine cause sinus infections?

See below: If the water reservoir is dirty or not cleaned properly it is possible. Keep it clean by replacing the water every night in addition to cleaning it at least every week, otherwise bacteria and fungi can grow in it which may cause allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. So try to keep your CPAP machine in good shape and it will help!

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

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

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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Can septoplasty cause sleep apnea? I've read sleep apnea is due to obstructed breathing. So if septoplasty leaves a lot of scarring, could it be enough to obstruct breathing and cause sleep apnea? My sister has sleep apnea and uses a cpap machine. I don'

Can septoplasty cause sleep apnea? I've read sleep apnea is due to obstructed breathing. So if septoplasty leaves a lot of scarring, could it be enough to obstruct breathing and cause sleep apnea? My sister has sleep apnea and uses a cpap machine. I don'

Septoplasty...apnea: On the contrary, septoplasty is supposed to increase air flow. There will always be scarring after surgery but scarring results in tightening and shrinkage of tissue. Many early snoring surgeries were aimed at creating scar tissue to tighten the palatal tissue and in theory increasing the airway opening.

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I have amyopathic dermatomyositis and have a full mask CPAP machine for 3 months. Could that cause under eye ereythema? I've had it for 3 weeks now.

I have amyopathic dermatomyositis and have a full mask CPAP machine for 3 months. Could that cause under eye ereythema? I've had it for 3 weeks now.

Possible air leak: Sometimes the mask has an air leak, and if the air is dry, it may dry the eyes out overnight. A proper fitting mask would help. Sometimes dermatomyositis is associated with changes in the coloration of the eyelids also.

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How do u treat myofacial pain syndrome caused by teeth grinding? Wisdom teeth recently removed. Cpap machine is making pain worse, per dentist.

How do u treat myofacial pain syndrome caused by teeth grinding? Wisdom teeth recently removed. Cpap machine is making pain worse, per dentist.

See a dentist: Who is proficient at treating evaluating TMJ / myofacial pain. Treatments can include medications with muscle relaxants and analgesics, fabrication of oral appliances (depending on your individual situation), mad (mandibular advancement device) etc. Hope this helps.

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What are the alternatives to cpap machine?

OSA Treatment: Obstructive sleep apnea treatment options include: weight loss, nasal decongestant, positional therapy, CPAP (breathing mask), oral appliance therapy and surgery. See a sleep disorders specialist for a sleep study and management.

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What is the best mask to use with a cpap machine?

What is the best mask to use with a cpap machine?

CPAP mask fit: The one that fits most comfortably yet provides the necessary delivery eliminating any significant oxygen desaturation. There are many available so there should be one that is comfortable yet provides a good seal. Many have associated restless leg syndrome or periodic limb movement disorder, therefor aggressively treating that effectively seems to allow for more comfort with cpap.

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What is a cpap machine used for? How does it work?

What is a cpap machine used for? How does it work?

Mechanism: CPAP is considered the most effective treatment of OSA. Its beneficial effects are related to the normalization of breathing during sleep and to the prevention of nocturnal desaturations. Upper airway patency is maintained with NCPAP by a pneumatic splinting effect while changes in lung volume and pre-apnea SaO2 level may be implicated in the improvement of apnea-related desaturations.

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What do you recommend to clean a cpap machine with?

Advice: Excellent advice here: https://www. Sleepapnea. Com/blog/post/92098663671/keeping-it-clean-cpap-hygiene-a-shower-or-bath

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How often do I need to have cpap machine calibrated?

As often as needed: The specs of each manufacturer vary; but there is no such a thing as too often if the alternative is to not use it.

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Can you tell me how a cpap machine improve oxygenation?

Keeps airway open: With Sleep apnea. The patient airway collapses. This resulting the patient choking. The patient is thus not breathing. When this occurs the patient gets low oxygen. CPAP prevents airway collapse and keeps the patients breathign regular and avoids desaturations.

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What is the definition or description of: cpap machine?

CPAP: CPAP = continuous positive airway pressure. This is typically a device that sits at bedside attached to a hose that attaches to some sort of interface (i.e. Mask) to deliver pressre to the airway either through nose or nose and mouth. The main use is for obstructive sleep apnea but it has been used for other conditions such as respiratory failure or congestive heart failure.

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What is the normal pressure setting on most cpap machines?

It depends: The pressure is selected with a CPAP titration which is part of a sleep study. A CPAP machine can be set with variable pressure to adjust to changes during sleep. Common settings are 8 to 11 cm of water.

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Could you please tell me where is the best place to sell my cpap machine?

Donate: If you wanted to sell you could try ebay or craigslist. However most patients will be able to get a new CPAP machine through insurance, so another option would be to consider donating to a sleep center for use in uninsured patients.

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What are the people who sale, fit, and assist with cpap machines doctors?

There are three: Specialists that can help with sleep apnea and CPAP prescriptions. ENT surgeons, pulmonologists and sleep specialists. I'm sure you have many doctors to choose from in your area. Your personal physician can help with a referral.

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Could you tell me how noticeable of a difference will there be when I use my cpap machine?

Depends: It depends on how severe your sleep apnea is and how you felt before the use of the cpap. Some patients do not like the CPAP at first but once they adapt, it works well. Patients often feel refreshed and re-energized as they are well rested.

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