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Baby hid my filter
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Had an auto S9 since 2010 and got to stop therapy in 2013 after shedding 45kgs. Put 15kgs on in last year with a medical issue that made me lose my mojo. Anyway long story short been waking dizzy so dusted off my trusty CPAP and my curious 1 year old has posted the filter somewhere. It's Saturday night in Australia and I'm keen for some therapy tonight.

Does anyone know if I can use the S9 without a filter for a few nights? I also have a humidifier FYI
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G'day brehenys, welcome to Apnea Board.

The filter is primarily to protect the machine, not yourself. If you have a relatively dust free environment then one or two nights without it shouldn't do too much harm. Don't put the machine on the floor, have it on your bedside table, and if necessary give that a thorough dusting before you set up the CPAP.
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Cheers Paul really appreciate the feedback.
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Hi brehenys,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Much success to you as you re-start your CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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you could probably cut something into filter size and use it - being careful of permeability and toxicity of course...
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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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A piece of a gauze pad, either sterile or not, will make for a good filter.
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(04-16-2016, 04:39 AM)brehenys Wrote: Had an auto S9 since 2010 and got to stop therapy in 2013 after shedding 45kgs. Put 15kgs on in last year with a medical issue that made me lose my mojo. Anyway long story short been waking dizzy so dusted off my trusty CPAP and my curious 1 year old has posted the filter somewhere. It's Saturday night in Australia and I'm keen for some therapy tonight.

Does anyone know if I can use the S9 without a filter for a few nights? I also have a humidifier FYI

Yes, use it without a filter for a few nights, no problem, no precautions needed. Most of us who have used Philips Respironics PRS1 machines have had the filter pop out and ended up using it for a few days, weeks, or months with no obvious problems.

However, I will say to never deliberately remove the filter and use it for a long time. It will eventually suck in enough dust to be a problem.

It might be a good idea to take the water tank out, then move the machine and dust and clean thoroughly around where the machine sits. Probably a good thing for all of us to do occasionally.

Make sure baby can't get to the machine and mess it up again. Could be disastrous, especially if baby knocks it off the table or turns it over and spills the humidifier water into the machine.
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