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Gaspnea Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Elite
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Mask Make & Model: ResMed Quattro FX
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 12.4
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: My pressure was prescribed by my doctor at 11 but I've upped it to 12.4 on my own.

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Location: Florida, USA

Post: #1
Acne
Does anyone have problems with zits caused by the contact areas of the mask? I have a shiner right between my eyes right now caused by that plastic forehead piece on the mask. Is the lifelong tradeoff a face full of acne for a good night's sleep?Sleep-well
09-22-2012 10:23 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
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CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

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Location: western NC, USA

Post: #2
RE: Acne
It was an issue I had when I was first using nasal masks. I have very oily skin and had to use a cleansing wipe or face wash each night. Even then, I kept getting them around my nose.

Or maybe you are morphing into a unicorn?

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09-22-2012 10:38 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
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CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Location: Australia

Post: #3
RE: Acne
Have you tried nasal pillows
PAD A CHEEK makes mask liners including nasal masks with foreheads pads
Karen the owner used to be member of the old forum, also she is PAP user herself and can custom made to your requirement
09-23-2012 12:14 AM
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Gaspnea Offline

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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: My pressure was prescribed by my doctor at 11 but I've upped it to 12.4 on my own.

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Location: Florida, USA

Post: #4
RE: Acne
Thanks Paula and zonk. I didn't know about the pads. I also now wonder if they make some kind of putty to fill in gaps and prevent leaks. It's the da*n leaks that wake me up at night, not the mask. Maybe some gum? Haha.
Re: the unicorn. Yeah, this morning I look like a unicorn that has been crying or has bad allergies. Swollen puffy eyes, red marks under eyes and a big zit in the middle.
About the nasal pillows...my husband has them but I haven't tried them yet because the idea of something stuck up my nose all night kind of grosses me out. I may have to resort to them though because he says they are leak free.
Thanks
09-23-2012 09:25 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
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Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #5
RE: Acne
Hi Gaspnea, They do make moisturizing cream for CPAP users and I think it comes in a 1-oz tube. The thing you want to look out for is that the cream you use doesn't have a lot of patrolium so as not to break down your mask.
When I use pillows, I use a "little" HPA lanolin cream in my nostriles to keep them from getting soar, that works very well for me and it doesn't break down the pillows.

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09-23-2012 09:51 AM
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Gaspnea Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Elite
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CPAP Pressure: 12.4
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: My pressure was prescribed by my doctor at 11 but I've upped it to 12.4 on my own.

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Location: Florida, USA

Post: #6
RE: Acne
Thanks Trish. I have an appointment on Tuesday to get another mask because they put the wrong one in the bag with my CPAP machine. My husband picked it up for me and it was already packed up so he assumed they gave me the right one. I will ask to try the nasal pillows when I am there. The best thing would be to Krazy Glue the mask onto your face and get rid of the straps. Voila, no leaks. But...you can then never take it off. Too-funny
09-23-2012 10:36 AM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

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Location: western NC, USA

Post: #7
RE: Acne
Someone here takes some sort of silicone something. Ear plugs maybe? Rolls them into longer tubes and uses them to help with leaks.

The nasal pillows can leak, depending on what kind you get. However, they leak a lot less than other mask types. I currently use the Breeze. The pillows don't go very far up the nose really and after the first few nights, I didn't notice it.

Try on your husband's mask to see if you can tolerate the feeling.

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09-23-2012 12:31 PM
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Sleepster Offline
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Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #8
RE: Acne
I did get zits at first from the lanolin I put in my nostrils to soothe them. I wear nasal pillows. I tried some special exfoliating cleanser for a while and they haven't come back. I'm careful now to not use too much lanolin.

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09-23-2012 01:10 PM
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Post: #9
RE: Acne
I used to get a rash so I switched to nasal pillows held by an oral appliance from [link removed]

I grind my teeth so the oral appliance serves to hold the hoses and something to bite down on besides my own teeth.

I'll never go back to a mask or straps.

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09-23-2012 01:29 PM
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britincanada Offline

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Post: #10
RE: Acne
Try the Remzzzzzz liners

Should work great for you
09-23-2012 04:10 PM
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