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Please tell me, could collected dehumidifier water be used for a cpap machine?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: Technically

Technically you could, since that water would be "distilled".

In brief: Technically

Technically you could, since that water would be "distilled".
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Richard Zimon
I'm not sure it would be "clean" enough ,,,,,,
Dr. Patrick Connerly
Family Medicine

In brief: NO

The dehumidifier water is distilled but while sitting in the reservoir it is also potentially incubating bacter and molds which could be dangerous to your respiratory tract.
That is why the instructions for most dehumidifiers recommend disposing of the water and periodically sterilizing the reservoir.

In brief: NO

The dehumidifier water is distilled but while sitting in the reservoir it is also potentially incubating bacter and molds which could be dangerous to your respiratory tract.
That is why the instructions for most dehumidifiers recommend disposing of the water and periodically sterilizing the reservoir.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: No need

If you use a new version of the CPAP machine, you likely have a heated humidifier integrated into the device.
Humidification adds moisture to the CPAP air, reducing irritation to the nasal passages. Humidification is therefore a critical part of CPAP therapy.

In brief: No need

If you use a new version of the CPAP machine, you likely have a heated humidifier integrated into the device.
Humidification adds moisture to the CPAP air, reducing irritation to the nasal passages. Humidification is therefore a critical part of CPAP therapy.
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