My Nose Is Stuffy/My Mouth Is Dry After Wearing The Mask

  • Using a heated humidifier can help with nasal congestion or runny nose by allowing you to control the level of humidity.

  • If you use a full-face mask, a humidifier can help with dry mouth.

     

  • If you have nasal or mouth drying, talk to your doctor about using a nasal saline spray.

     

  • Some people also benefit from medications that treat nasal inflammation.

     

  • If your mouth is drying out and you use a nasal mask, try using a chin strap to keep your mouth closed.

     

  • Make sure your mask fits well. A mask that leaks can cause a dry nose and/or mouth.

     

  • If you find the heat uncomfortable, you can turn it off and use non-heated humidification.