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Using cpap machine with nose pillows. Throat glands swollen. Due to uncleaned machine?

i use a cpap machine with nose pillows set to whatever the test results were at the begining i felt fine or didint notice . Now my throat glands are very swollen in the morning and almost normal throughout the day.My doctor has prscribed meds. not working , i clean my machine once a week. I clean it real good. Trying to figure out what the problem ( glands ) is can it be the machine?
Asked On : Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response

The enlarged throat glands might be due to the CPAP machine.

Whatever is the cause,you have to take a good antibiotic like Macrolide(Azithromycin) and a good Anti inflammatory drug.

Give voice rest.Mouth gargles will help additionally

It will come down.

Wish you speedy recovery.
Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hi and welcome to HCM,

The CPAP machine is a non surgical and good alternative treatment to obstuctive sleep apnea.

But it shows some of the disadvantages like dry nose , sore throat , sometimes running nose , nasal congestion and sneezing.

As you have mentioned swelling of the tonsills and throat mucosa may be a side effect of the use of machine.

you may be able to limit or stop some of the disadvantages of the machine ,be sure you fit the mask or the nasal prongs properly to avoid any leak

consult your doctor who will adjust the machine properly to eliminate the problems.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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