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CHanging water in Humidifier, using nasal pillows
Vendor told me to change water every other day. In reading the info on my machine and the list of cleaning instructions, it says to change water EVERY DAY (so dump it in the AM and refill at night - distilled water).

I need to wipe off the nasal pillows every day and wash once a week (when I wash everything else). What should i use to wipe off nasal pillows?
12-11-2014 11:53 AM
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RE: CHanging water in Humidifier, using nasal pillows
Welcome to the board. Form what I've read in other posts, just an easy wash with a mild soap like baby shampoo or liquid hand soap. You can wipe off the excess water with a soft towel and let the remainder to air dry. Your mask is liquid gel filled so don't get aggressive with it or you might get slimed during the night (from other posts). As far as dumping the humidifier each day, my equipment manual says the same thing. I do follow the manual about using distilled water but I realized that I was using up to 3/4 of a tank per night so I stopped throwing out the leftover. I now just top it off each day and then wash the tank once a week. I haven't had any problems so far.

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12-11-2014 12:09 PM
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RE: CHanging water in Humidifier, using nasal pillows
Hi Karenjme,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I fill my water chamber every other day and I wash it once a week.
Hang in there for more answers to your questions, and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

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12-11-2014 01:52 PM
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RE: CHanging water in Humidifier, using nasal pillows
I just rinse the pillows whenever I clean them. Lot's of running (hot) water, shake off excess water, let dry.

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12-11-2014 02:36 PM
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RE: CHanging water in Humidifier, using nasal pillows
Many of us dump the water and clean once a week.

Do dump the water and rinse every day if you're not using distilled water.

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(This post was last modified: 12-11-2014 04:09 PM by archangle.)
12-11-2014 04:02 PM
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RE: CHanging water in Humidifier, using nasal pillows
thanks. I AM going to use distilled water......I think I will just wipe the nasal pillows each morning and wash EVERYTHING once a week as instructed.
My insurance treated the machine as a RENTAL but I think at some point I OWN it. I have two diff stories on this.

Ins. also pays for:
monthly: Nasal pillows
every 3 months: Nasal mask, tubing
every 6 months: headgear, and the black filter that goes in the back (I dont know if all machines have that.

I have a Remstar Auto cpap machine and a Nuance mask. I have 30 days to change out the mask if I dont like the pillows.
12-11-2014 04:35 PM
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RE: CHanging water in Humidifier, using nasal pillows
I dump the left over water each morning, wash/dry the tank, and refill with Sydney fresh drinking tap water at night just below the top line

Washing the cushion daily in the shower is a must, no set schedule for the rest of the stuff but keep an eye on the air filter

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12-11-2014 04:56 PM
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RE: CHanging water in Humidifier, using nasal pillows
(12-11-2014 04:35 PM)Karenjme Wrote:  thanks. I AM going to use distilled water......I think I will just wipe the nasal pillows each morning and wash EVERYTHING once a week as instructed.
My insurance treated the machine as a RENTAL but I think at some point I OWN it. I have two diff stories on this.

Ins. also pays for:
monthly: Nasal pillows
every 3 months: Nasal mask, tubing
every 6 months: headgear, and the black filter that goes in the back (I dont know if all machines have that.

I have a Remstar Auto cpap machine and a Nuance mask. I have 30 days to change out the mask if I dont like the pillows.

I know mine is a rent to own, they want to make sure you are a compliant CPAP user, before they invest in a machine that might sit in a closet , Rent two months and own on the 3rd month, I guess it makes sense , also the 3mo/mask , tubes and 6 months headgear, 5 yrs for a new machine.

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12-11-2014 05:01 PM
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Karenjme Offline

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RE: CHanging water in Humidifier, using nasal pillows
Thanks. I'll figure out a good routine for me.

with current insurance, my co-pay for replacement parts SHOULD BE:
headgear US $7.49
mask (nasal pillow): 22.17
FIlter foam - 2 pc - 2.89
tubing 7.73
Humidifier 56.78 (2 yr warranty on this and CPAP machine
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RE: CHanging water in Humidifier, using nasal pillows
I wash my equipment the same way as archangle - once a week. I just keep adding distilled water to the tank every night.


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12-11-2014 05:04 PM
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