Can I Use CPAP WhileI Am Sick?
Yes, theoretically you can use CPAP treatment. But, if you use a nasal mask only, you may have issues breathing. CPAP Cleaner cannot help you with that. You will need to switch toa full-face mask that has been proven to help people in this case scenario. If you have issues breathing at night, then stop using the therapy for a few days. Try to mix and find the best alternative.
If your equipment is well-maintained, there won’t be any issues using it while you are sick. There are no safety concerns and there won't be any risk of you, infecting others. Keep in mind that you may want to clean the machine every night before going to bed and you will want to sleep alone, just in case.
Some patients have reported that they show improvements while using CPAP therapy and suffer from the infection of the COVID19 virus. This cannot be generalized because it affects each person differently. You will need to try and see how it affects you. If it helps you, use it. If it doesn’t help you, take a break.
Do not stop completely using CPAP therapy. This is the only and the best method that actually helps with sleep apnea. Without it, during the pandemic, you will decrease the strength of your immune system which can result in you suffering even more and being at a higher risk. The therapy is essential and can be more than just helpful.
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Precautions You need to Know About
If you are infected and you use CPAP treatment, there is one thing you need to do. You need to make sure your CPAP machine is always 100% clean. This means that you will need to clean the hose, mask, and humidifier every single day or at least a few times per week. During the pandemic, it is advised to clean or disinfect the machine every day.
Cleaning is a part of the mandatory maintenance of your CPAP system. It will kill bacteria, germs, viruses, and other threats located inside the machine that occur as a byproduct of moisture and usage. For cleaning using a regular method, use vinegar and warm water. Your goal is to remove skin cells, all the mold, and dirt, and grime you can see. Soak the components into the warm water and make sure you rinse them afterward.
Do not use strong chemicals such as bleach or similar!
If you want to disinfect your CPAP machine which is even more important at these times, you will need PrimeClean. This is a cleaner that uses ozone. It is highly recommended at the moment because it can kill 99.99% of bacteria and germs. But, it also kills the COVID19 virus which was proven in several studies. As such, it is the most effective and the most desirable method. All you need to do is to place the mask and the hose n the included bag, turn PrimeClean on and wait 30+35 minutes. After that, your equipment is ready to be used and there are no issues of any kind. Keep in mind that you need to wait 35 minutes until ozone is converted back into oxygen.