I now am using the baby shampoo. (just a tiny bit to suds) and it worked great. One week and not even one teary eye or irritated nose! Thanks for the advice..it WORKS!
from a user who private messaged us:
I've been using a c-pap since October 2010. I came down with a sinus infection in late March, have had 3 rounds of anti-biotics with various decongestants prescribed (allegra-d, xyzal, singulair, nasonex spray, afrin spray, and rhyna). My left ear canal is infected, and it's limiting my hearing. I stopped the last dose of antibiotics Wednesday and the sinus pain and pressure instantly re-appeared. I've been off and on the cpap since the infection started because I can't use it when I can't breath through my nose. Is there a connection between c-pap and sinus infections? A friend of mine also on a cpap reported she has had 3 sinus infections since she got her machine about the same time I did.
I have never had a sinus infection in the three+ years I have been on CPAP. I know I have read about a bunch of people that have- I don't know if there is a causal connection or if the bugs people get are just super resilient. I used to have bad sinus problems as a youngster, but luckily outgrew them. I understand it's got to be frustrating. Good luck. This is a good thread- if you read all 20 pages of it you may learn something that will help. I hope so.
Back to the doctor today "rubber cement " right sinus trouble. Avalox (not for bagles) ten days..........ack snort ...........hope it works.
I've actually gotten fewer sinus infections since I started using a CPAP with a humidifier. I used to get them a couple of times a year. Now I don't remember the last time I had one. Have you tried using saline spray to clean the germs out of your nose (from being around other people who are sick) before you go to sleep?
I also have sinus problems. I sleep with heated tubing which helps. Nature is also contributing.
My best solution is to rinse with the Saline Sinus Rinse available from Pharmacies. The older people had the receipe of salt and carbonate soda. I found it very strong. The best for me is the Saline Rinse. It is awefull, but works