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Boiling Nasal Pillows
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Boiling Nasal Pillows
My ResMed Swift FX pillows don't seem to last very long, acouple of cleanings in Baby Shampoo and warm water and they lose their tacky seal.
I searched the Forum and there was a topic on boiling them with baking soda. Nowhere could I find the proper mix of water and soda and especially how long they should be boiled.
I would like to get more than three or four uses out of each set.

Any suggestions for me???
Thanks
Dont-know
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RE: Boiling Nasal Pillows
Nobody has any ideas?????

Huh
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RE: Boiling Nasal Pillows
I thought the ratio was in that other thread? Near the end?
PaulaO

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(01-13-2013, 07:07 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: I thought the ratio was in that other thread? Near the end?

Yes I missed that! Thank you

But I still like to know how long they should remain in the boil?

Sorry!!Hammer
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RE: Boiling Nasal Pillows
(01-13-2013, 07:37 AM)Bompa Wrote: My ResMed Swift FX pillows don't seem to last very long, acouple of cleanings in Baby Shampoo and warm water and they lose their tacky seal.
I searched the Forum and there was a topic on boiling them with baking soda. Nowhere could I find the proper mix of water and soda and especially how long they should be boiled.
I would like to get more than three or four uses out of each set.

Any suggestions for me???
Thanks
Dont-know

Don't know the answer...but can tell you I could only get 3 weeks out of nasal pillows before they hardened. My provider contacted the supplier who could come up with no reason other than it is just me. I switched to a nasal mask...and have now used the same one for many, many months and it is still as soft as the day I first used it. Good luck to you.
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RE: Boiling Nasal Pillows
Well, as for time frame, I'd say feel them before you put them in then keep poking with wooden spoon until you think they are soft enough.

I also suggest NOT doing this to the only pair you have. Try an old set first!
PaulaO

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Hi Bompa

Maybe try a diluted dishwashing detergent instead of baby shampoo. The shampoo could contain oils or softeners that harm the silicon used in the pillows.

;-> gjw
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RE: Boiling Nasal Pillows
(01-14-2013, 10:21 AM)gjw Wrote: Hi Bompa

Maybe try a diluted dishwashing detergent instead of baby shampoo. The shampoo could contain oils or softeners that harm the silicon used in the pillows.

;-> gjw

Baby shampoo is one of the cleaning agents recommended by ResMed

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RE: Boiling Nasal Pillows
I was surprised at that, Allen. Baby shampoo can be a skin irritant to a lot of people. I can't use any of them. It is also very hard to rinse off, especially Johnson and Johnson's.
PaulaO

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(01-14-2013, 06:13 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: I was surprised at that, Allen. Baby shampoo can be a skin irritant to a lot of people. I can't use any of them. It is also very hard to rinse off, especially Johnson and Johnson's.

I had been using a generic brand fragrance free baby shampoo with no issues, but when I went to buy more they had sold out, so I bought a brand name baby shampoo and have had a slight reaction to it. I now have another bottle of the generic brand.
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