I initially started out with a nasal mask. That didn't work out for two reasons; It made me feel claustrophobic and it bruised the side of my nose. I have a small nose, or so my RT said.
My prescription was for nasal pillows. They were out of stock when the RT delivered my machine. I had to call and ask to have them change it out. I received my Aloha Nasal Pillows on 5/12. I wore it all night with no problems. It was extremely comfy. Mid-day the next day, I went to the restroom at work and saw three tiny pimples on my nose around my nostril. My nose got increasingly sore throughout the day. I didn't sleep with the mask again for 2 nights. The next time I wore it, my nose was sore, but no pimples. I've been wearing it for 3 or 4 nights now and my nose is breaking out again today. The soreness has gotten better, but it is still there.
I'm wondering if my problem is a reaction to the rubber (or whatever the nasal pillows are made of) or if the small is too large and I need to get an extra-small. Any opinions would be appreciated! I really want to get to where this is second nature - go to bed, put on mask, sleep, no problems!