protonman wrote:I'm a veteran CPAP user - continuously for about 8 years. Never had any problems, and my sleep has been great.
Must admit I don't follow a very strict cleaning regime.
Recently I have been having problems with hives - sometimes on the palms of my hands, other times on the soles of my feet, and frequently small patches all over my body.
I'm now on my third dose-pack of prednisolone, and each time I come to the end the hives rebound...
I know I am allergic to sulfa drugs. Otherwise I've never had any allergies.
In a search for the source of what's triggering my immune system to produce hives, I've begin to suspect fungi, molds, or some other microbial invaders in my humidifier. I use filtered water, not distilled water.
Has anyone heard or read of anyone getting hives from mold/mildew/etc. in the CPAP system??
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