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Bad Smell?
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Machine: Resmed A10 Autoset For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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CPAP Pressure: 11-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Canada

Post: #1
Bad Smell?
When I first start breathing through the mask, there is a slight bad smell.
If I activate the breathing then pull the mask away and let some air pump through for a few seconds then the smell is gone. I cleaned my nasal mask and hose today, but the smell was, still there tonight. I remove, empty, drain and dry my tank every morning.

Any tips?
06-13-2016 12:12 AM
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Machine: PR System One 560BT Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10's/backup-DreamWear
Humidifier: PR attached
CPAP Pressure: 8.5 - 13. A-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP Therapy Sept. 11, 2015. Hx Hypertension, Post Graves Disease, chronic migraines.

Sex: Female
Location: Southern Ontario//SW Florida

Post: #2
RE: Bad Smell?
What kind of smell? Can you determine what it smells like? What are you using to wash your equipment and how often?

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06-13-2016 04:21 AM
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Machine: Resmed A10 Autoset For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed A10
Humidifier: Resmed A10 Autosset
CPAP Pressure: 11-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: It's a... mad world...

Sex: Male
Location: Canada

Post: #3
RE: Bad Smell?
It's an organic bad smell as opposed to a burnt rubber...

I soak everything in hot water with dish soap, and I hook the hose up to the tap and clear it with clean hot water... I wash the mask parts with a bounty towel.
06-13-2016 05:37 AM
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Machine: PR System One 560BT Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10's/backup-DreamWear
Humidifier: PR attached
CPAP Pressure: 8.5 - 13. A-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP Therapy Sept. 11, 2015. Hx Hypertension, Post Graves Disease, chronic migraines.

Sex: Female
Location: Southern Ontario//SW Florida

Post: #4
RE: Bad Smell?
I'm not sure if it's the same, but I had an odour of something indistinct that I did not particularly like periodically. I started soaking my equipment once per week in a diluted water/vinegar solution in addition to washing with mild soapy water and it seems to be gone. I wash my water tank and mask parts daily, but the 8ft hose just weekly.

APNEABOARD - A great place to be if you're a hosehead!! Rolleyes

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06-13-2016 06:57 AM
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CPAP Pressure: 11-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: It's a... mad world...

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Post: #5
RE: Bad Smell?
I will try the vinegar, thanks.
06-13-2016 10:58 AM
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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
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CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Location: USA

Post: #6
RE: Bad Smell?
I notice that whenever, there's a smell in my house, such as a cooking odor or some sort of chemical smell, it lingers in my CPAP machine much longer than it does in the house in general. I also smell it more strongly with the CPAP than in the room air.

Both of these effects go away after letting the air blow through the machine for a few seconds.

You'll also smell anything near the inlet of the machine more strongly.

Of course, there could also be something stinky in your machine as well.

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
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Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
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06-13-2016 11:35 AM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Oregon

Post: #7
RE: Bad Smell?
i get a faint "sneeze" odor that doesn't seem to wash out no matter what I use on my stuff. i hate it, but at least I don't detect it anymore by the 3rd breath.

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
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

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
06-13-2016 12:41 PM
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Machine: Delvilbiss intellipap Standard Plus DV53D-HH
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Mask Make & Model: DeVilbiss Healthcare EasyFit® Nasal Mask
Humidifier: built In
CPAP Pressure: 10.5
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: OSA, anxiety, Bruxism & early TMJ signs.

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Location: NY

Post: #8
RE: Bad Smell?
Also might be worth looking at the filters, they should be changed frequently.

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06-13-2016 04:00 PM
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CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

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Location: Texas

Post: #9
RE: Bad Smell?
Have you had the unit since new, -0- hours?

I have no problem with using a used unit, just not one from a smoking home.
06-13-2016 06:29 PM
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Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: Resmed A10 Autoset For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed A10
Humidifier: Resmed A10 Autosset
CPAP Pressure: 11-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: It's a... mad world...

Sex: Male
Location: Canada

Post: #10
RE: Bad Smell?
New machine.
06-15-2016 01:28 PM
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