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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. ...Read more

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Cpap Machine (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What kind pillow is best to use with a cpap machine?

What kind pillow is best to use with a cpap machine?

Patient choice: Whatever pillow is comfortable. If you mean nasal pillow, which is part of the mask, whatever seals properly. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a cpap machine without consulting a doctor?

Is it safe to use a cpap machine without consulting a doctor?

No: Why do you want to use the machine. This is not an item for self diagnosis or self treatment. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best way for an asthmatic child to inhale when using the nebulizer machine?

What is the best way for an asthmatic child to inhale when using the nebulizer machine?

Breathe normally: The nebulizer spreads the medication dose over about 5 to 10 minutes. The child should breathe normally through the mask attached to the machine. Tip- if the child is sitting upright so that the medication cup is upright, the whole system works better. ...Read more

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What is the best brand of lumbar support pillow to be used with home sofas?

What is the best brand of lumbar support pillow to be used with home sofas?

There are many: The most simple of support pillows can be of help providing they give you the support your back needs. Work with your chiropractor or physical therapist to find the one that works for you. You cannot just buy something like that online in my opinion. You need to try it and make sure it is comfortable for you and gives you the support you need. ...Read more

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My husband did not like the idea about using a cpap mask. is this the only treatment for sleep apnea?

My husband did not like the idea about using a cpap mask. is this the only treatment for sleep apnea?

Oral appliance : therapy is an alternative treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea for patients who are CPAP intolerant. The device fits like a sports mouth guard or orthodontic retainer. There are a variety of oral appliances that can treat obstructive sleep apnea and need to be individually chosen. See an OFP specialist, they are also an expert in dental sleep disorders. ...Read more

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What is the best solution for sleep apnea besides that machine?

What is the best solution for sleep apnea besides that machine?

Some helpful hints: There are things that can be done to help lessen symptoms and depending on severity, may eliminate them. Weight loss, avoidance of sedating chemicals or medications, avoiding supine sleep can help. There is an oral device that a dentist can make and some medical therapies from an ENT that can help. Pap therapy is still the gold standard treatment and splints the airways open. ...Read more

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What is the best kind of vacuum cleaner to use for asthma and allergy issues?

What is the best kind of vacuum cleaner to use for asthma and allergy issues?

With HEPA filter: A vacuum cleaner with a hepa filter puts out pollen-free, dust-free air from its exhaust end. A vacuum cleaner that blows exhaust upward instead of sideways or backwards has less of a tendence to blow dust from the floor into the air, while one is vacuuming. It's best to wear a mask during vacuuming (available at all drugstores), and to use a room hepa filter afterwards to clear the air. ...Read more

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My doctor recommended I use a c-pap machine for sleep apnea. This after a sleep study test. What are the advantage of this machine. It going to help?

My doctor recommended I use a c-pap machine for sleep apnea. This after a sleep study test. What are the advantage of this machine. It going to help?

Sleep apnea : You shouldn't ignore your sleep apnea. It has been linked to many diseases and people have even died from it. The c-pap is the go to device for sleep physicians to treat sleep apnea. It is effective but long term compliance is an issue. Oral appliances made by specially trained dentists are another option which is recommended for mild to moderate sleep apnea. Educate yourself about your options. ...Read more

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What is the best water based product to use on your nose when using oxygen 24/7?

What is the best water based product to use on your nose when using oxygen 24/7?

Humidification: No water based product in the nose is going to be very effective for very long. Much better to humidify the oxygen that you are breathing so that it does not dry the lining of your nose. Ocean spray nasal spray is a salt water solution that you can use without reservation if you cannot humidify the oxygen. ...Read more

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Is it normal to snore with wearing a full mask on a CPAP machine?

Cpap: Cpap ensures oxygenation but does not correct the underlying structural causes of the snoring ...Read more

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For someone placed on a mechanical ventilator, when is best time to check abg?

For someone placed on a mechanical ventilator, when is best time to check abg?

Depends: It depends on the reason why the patient was placed on the ventilator in the first place and how they respond. Sometimes an abg is obtained only a few minutes after being placed on a ventilator (e.g. After an emergency intubation); often, an abg is not needed at all (e.g. Intubated for an elective procedure requiring general anesthesia). ...Read more

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Is it necessary to use a mouthwash every night? What are the benefits and which is the best brand?

Is it necessary to use a mouthwash every night? What are the benefits and which is the best brand?

No: The most important thing is to brush and floss well. Mouthwash is not necessary to maintain good oral health for most of us. But your dentist may recommend or prescribe a specific mouth rinse for a specific problem or condition such as gum disease. ...Read more

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How is the cpap device used in medicine and what does it do?

CPAP treatment: The main use of CPAP is for obstructive sleep anea. This device is attached to a hose that attaches to mask over nose or nose and mouth. It can also be used for other conditions like heart failure or respiratory failure. ...Read more

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What is the very best way to clean and dress a post surgical wound and what products to use?

What is the very best way to clean and dress a post surgical wound and what products to use?

Surgical Wound: There are many ways to dress a surgical wound. Each surgeon has their own preferrence. I would contact your surgeon to see what he or she recommends. ...Read more

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What is the best way to use Flonase and a nasal rinse?

What is the best way to use Flonase and a nasal rinse?

Seperately: Using both a nasal steroid spray and nasal saline can be helpful. One should use the nasal saline first then the nasal steroid. ...Read more

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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