-- Welcome to Dr. Ronald Popper's video FAQ series on sleep disorders. In this video, Dr. Popper discusses the problem of nasal congestion experienced by many patients when using a CPAP mask. If you suffer from this, and would like to know what to do to relieve the problem, this video may have your answer. Dr. Popper created this video series to address your general questions about obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. If you would like to discuss specific details about your condition, feel free to get in touch with Dr. Popper using the contact information below. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel and be alerted when a new video is posted.
Patients complain of increased nasal congestion when using CPAP. What can be done for this?
To combat nasal congestion with the use of CPAP we strongly urge all patients to use a heated humidifier with their CPAP system. Additionally, aggressive treatment of nasal allergies will often resolve this. For my patients who complain of nasal congestion with the use of CPAP, I often prescribe a nasal steroid spray to be used in the morning, a nasal antihistamine spray to be used in the evening, and sometimes even the addition of a Breathe-Right strip which goes across the nose which will help open up the nostrils and make breathing more comfortable.
Sometimes we will need to use additional allergy medications such as antihistamine and decongestant tablets or even allergy desensitization shots.
I'm Dr. Ronald Popper, medical director of the Southern California Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California. To view more videos that help to address all of your questions about sleep apnea and other sleep disorders, please visit our website at SleepMD4U.com.
Thank you for watching and always remember, sleep well tonight for a better day tomorrow.
Dr. Ronald A. Popper is a Board Certified sleep specialist. The Southern California Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California, is a four bed, state of the art, fully accredited sleep disorders center located at 2230 Lynn Road, Suite 101 in Thousand Oaks. If you think you exhibit symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea or you need help to stop snoring, call us today for an evaluation.
Southern California Pulmonary serves the Greater Los Angeles area, including the communities of Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Malibu, Agoura, Camarillo, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Simi Valley, and surrounding areas.
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