Sleep Apnea / Disorders Expert Forum
Sinus & upper respiratory infection from CPAP
About This Forum:

Questions in the Sleep Apnea / Disorders Forum are being answered by medical professionals and experts.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Sinus & upper respiratory infection from CPAP

I believe that cleaning the mask & hose with vinegar & water isnt cutting it. This is my 3rd attemp to get use to the cpap. I do very well with the machine itself, but then in 3 days- I have been getting a sinus & or upper resperitory infection.

Im sure this is caused my bacteria. Is there a better way to clean this thing after each use ? Is there some sort of solution or spray I can use that is better than vinegar & warm water ?
Thanks.
Related Discussions
Avatar dr m tn
Unless you have frank pus coming from your nose, it's likely that what you're feeling is not a true sinus infection, but a variation of a migraine in your sinuses, due to the pressure irritation from CPAP. This can give you sinus pain, pressure, post-nasal drip and congestion. Did you ever try using a Neti-pot or any other saline irrigation system nightly?
2 Comments
Blank
1068014 tn?1255110787
I wash my humidiifier box both the plastic top and the alluminum bottom, my 6 foot hose and my face mask in my bathroom sink with Ajax Dishwashing soap and hot well warm water then everything is taken apart. I lay a towell on my bed and lay the peices on it and let them air dry befor I put this back to gether. JL
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank