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Using CPAP machine for sleep apnea. Coughing after having pneumonia. Chest x-ray normal. Any ideas?

I have sleep apnea and I have been using a cpap machine for about 5 years now. I have not been back to do another sleep study because of no insurance. I had pneumonia 3 weeks ago and ever since then in the morning after I use my cpap, I wake up with a cough . I start coughing in the middle of the night but it is not productive. I had a chest xray done a couple days ago and normal results. I clean my humidifier tank every so often do I need to clean the inside of the cpap or have it sent away to be cleaned? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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you may have post nasal drip or asthma.get a xray pns and pft done for proper assessment and further treatment.
Answered: Fri, 30 Aug 2013
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