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Use of CPAP with a bad cold

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MartyB +0 points · over 8 years ago Original Poster

I currently have a bad cold, which includes a cough because of mucus drainage. It is rather a pain if I have to cough in the middle of the night. Taking the mask off just to do so is an issue especially when I don't want to awaken my wife. Any suggestions?

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DanM +1 point · over 8 years ago Sleep Enthusiast Support Team

Hi @MartyB. I am sometimes unable to wear my treatment when I have a bad cold or congestion. This is definitely not optimal, so I try to manage the symptoms with saline rinse and/or nasal spray to help keep my sinuses as clear as possible. My ENT recommended saline rinses, and I do them several times a day if I'm experiencing congestion. It may be good to speak with your physician, as some patients require sprays such as Flonase to help manage the symptoms.

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WarmheartedCopperGoose7930 +0 points · over 8 years ago

Hi Marty, have you tried Saline Rinse before bedtime? and or combination with steroidal nasal spray? Sometimes bumping up the Humidity Level will also work.

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