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Allergic to headgear?
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Marcell Offline

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Allergic to headgear?
Has anyone had sores develop on scalp where back of headgear stays as you sleep? If so, what can i do?
06-26-2016 05:51 PM
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green wings Online

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RE: Allergic to headgear?
Hello, Marcell. Welcome to Apnea Board.

I used the Wisp mask Feb.-May of this year. No problems with the headgear, but I am familiar with it.

First, how many nights have you worn the mask? How many nights before you noticed the sores on your scalp?

Does the headgear feel uncomfortably tight?


I also found an old post from this board where it sounds like someone else was having a similar problem. http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-Anyone-Else-Have-This-Issue




(06-26-2016 05:51 PM)Marcell Wrote:  Has anyone had sores develop on scalp where back of headgear stays as you sleep? If so, what can i do?
(This post was last modified: 06-27-2016 03:47 PM by green wings.)
06-26-2016 07:57 PM
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RE: Allergic to headgear?
can you cut the toe out of a sock and slide it over the back strap? Make sure you don't have the straps too tight, this is a common problem that causes all kinds of issues.
06-26-2016 08:12 PM
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RE: Allergic to headgear?
Hi Marcell,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I haven't had that problem so I'm not able to answer your question.
Much success to you with your CPAP therapy, hang in there for more responses to your post.

trish6hundred
06-27-2016 06:01 PM
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