I have been sick with the flu for a while now and was wondering if I could be re-infecting myself every night with my CPAP. Is it possible to make yourself sick in this manner?

Reinfection of yourself with a virus such as the flu or a cold is debatable. Some medical studies suggest that it could be more challenging to re-infect yourself with a virus due to antibodies; however if the infection that you have is bacterial or fungal in nature, you could be breeding spores or germs that … Continue reading I have been sick with the flu for a while now and was wondering if I could be re-infecting myself every night with my CPAP. Is it possible to make yourself sick in this manner?
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I have read about sterilizing your CPAP equipment with diluted chlorine bleach or vinegar, is this the best idea?

When you first get any of your CPAP equipment, there will be very specific instructions on cleaning those parts and sections. You want to look at those booklets to see what your equipment’s manufacturer recommends for cleaning. Some chemicals and acid-based cleaners can leave a sticky residue, bad odor, or be hazardous for you to … Continue reading I have read about sterilizing your CPAP equipment with diluted chlorine bleach or vinegar, is this the best idea?
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I have heard that there is a lot of marketing hype for most CPAP cleaners. Regardless of marketing, does ozone or UV light clean CPAP equipment effectively?

Like most products, you will find that each CPAP cleaning unit’s retrospective company has advertised for them. There is some marketing involved like there is with any new product; however, this does not mean that the product is not effective.  There are two standard types of CPAP cleaners. Some sanitizer devices use Ozone to eradicate … Continue reading I have heard that there is a lot of marketing hype for most CPAP cleaners. Regardless of marketing, does ozone or UV light clean CPAP equipment effectively?
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I’m afraid that I’m quite negligent about cleaning my CPAP and I’m wondering whether my breathing problems might be related to the presence of some kind of mold in my machine?

The tubing and water chamber of a CPAP machine are consistently warm and moist. This is the most favorable conditions for not only molds but also some bacteria and fungi as well. If you are not cleaning your CPAP regularly, it could stand to reason that you are getting sick from germs that have been … Continue reading I’m afraid that I’m quite negligent about cleaning my CPAP and I’m wondering whether my breathing problems might be related to the presence of some kind of mold in my machine?
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I am having trouble getting some of my CPAP cleaner supplies through my typical CPAP equipment supplier. Is there a better way to gain access to the items that I need?

Sometimes getting your general medical supplier to have the right supplies and equipment that you need can be more complicated than you would expect, and having them carry extra or special items that you need can be even more difficult. Often you will find that even when your supplier says they have them in stock, … Continue reading I am having trouble getting some of my CPAP cleaner supplies through my typical CPAP equipment supplier. Is there a better way to gain access to the items that I need?
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If I still have to use soap to wash the hose and my mask, what’s the point of getting a CPAP cleaner?

It is true that when using any kind of CPAP sanitizer, you will still sometimes have to wipe the facemask, headgear, and outside of the hose off. However, when cleaning your CPAP equipment, there are a few different reasons to utilize a CPAP cleaning device in addition to cleaning your mask and hose with soap … Continue reading If I still have to use soap to wash the hose and my mask, what’s the point of getting a CPAP cleaner?
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I ordered a CPAP cleaner a year ago and couldn’t handle the odor it left on my mask and nasal pillows caused by the Ozone. I was wondering if the Lumin’s UVC light disinfects without leaving a smell.

Unlike some other CPAP cleaning devices, the Lumin does not utilize the disinfecting properties of Ozone. Some people have reported that Ozone (also known as activated oxygen or O¬3) can leave a sharp or unpleasant smell. While this smell can be alarming or off-putting, it is not dangerous or harmful in any manner. Other CPAP … Continue reading I ordered a CPAP cleaner a year ago and couldn’t handle the odor it left on my mask and nasal pillows caused by the Ozone. I was wondering if the Lumin’s UVC light disinfects without leaving a smell.
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