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In this video, we’re going to discuss a very important topic, CPAP Mold Symptoms
We’ll cover some important questions when making sure your CPAP stays clean and doesn’t have any mold.
How can I tell if my CPAP machine is dirty?
Tip #1: Does it Pass the Smell Test and Does it Look Dirty at First Glance?
The first sign to know if you should clean your CPAP machine is to look at it with the naked eye and check if you see any dust or any discoloration on the unit. Also, if it starts to have any unfavorable smells, it might be time to clean your machine.
Tip #2: Are you Experiencing any Skin Irritations or Cold Symptoms?
If you are experiencing any new noticeable skin irritations or cold symptoms, it might be due to a dirty CPAP Machine. This also might be an indicator to you to consider cleaning your CPAP Machine before you develop any other worsening conditions such as respiratory infections, pneumonia, or a cough.
What are some best practices to cleaning my CPAP machine?
Tip #1: Replace your Air Filters often
Tip #2: Clean all parts of your machine, specifically your mask, humidifier, and tubing
Tip #3: There are clothes available for cleaning, but hot soapy water will do
Tip #4: Make sure you empty your humidifier every morning to keep it clean
Tip #5: Cleaning your CPAP machine at least once a week is a good practice; make it a routine
With maintenance, the chances of mold are low but should be something to be mindful of if you are using a CPAP Machine.
We hope this helps answer any questions you may have related to CPAP and mold and also help create a healthy routine when cleaning your CPAP Machine.
Leave a comment here to share your CPAP cleaning tips and tricks.
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