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Hiroku1324 Offline

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Changed to finer filter and gott egg smell??
Hello Everybody,
My name is Chris and I look forward to communing with all of you.

A strange thing happened to me last night:
Was sleeping with my nasal pillow mask on and woke up to a rotten egg smell, "Hydrogen Sulfide type" coming into my nostrils. The only thing that I did different was put the fine disposable filter into my "M" machine. We do not have a problem with HS.

I am going to try to use it again tonight and hopefully there will not be a smell.

Any ideas what might this causing this?
I use distlled water, clean my foam filter weekly and my pillows about every other day.

Thank you,

Chris
04-29-2014 02:49 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #2
RE: Changed to finer filter and gott egg smell??
Hi Hiroku1324,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I haven't had that problem, hang in there for suggestions and best of luck to you.

trish6hundred
04-29-2014 03:02 PM
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MAPnea Offline

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Post: #3
RE: Changed to finer filter and gott egg smell??
Hi, Chris,

If you didn't already, try washing your new "finer" filter with the cleaner you usually use on your other filters. Just a thought. And welcome to the ApneaBoard Forum!
04-29-2014 03:56 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
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Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #4
RE: Changed to finer filter and gott egg smell??
The finer white filters for the Respironics are disposable filters and I don't think they can be washed. The gray foam filters can be washed, though.

trish6hundred
04-29-2014 04:53 PM
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glfredrick Offline

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Post: #5
RE: Changed to finer filter and gott egg smell??
ANY odor means bacteria doing what all living things do -- poop. If your filter is capturing bacteria (and they are supposed to) and the bacteria live and poop, you get odor. Next, look to where the bacteria are coming from! Inside the fan of the machine? Hose? Water tank?

I run a final filter between the humidifier and the hose and I am amazed at what it catches. Glad that stuff isn't making it into my lungs!
04-29-2014 05:02 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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CPAP Software: Not using software

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RE: Changed to finer filter and gott egg smell??
Hi glfredrick,
WELCOME! to the forum.!

trish6hundred
04-29-2014 05:11 PM
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justMongo Offline

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Post: #7
RE: Changed to finer filter and gott egg smell??
If truly H2S, it's a very toxic gas on a level with C-O and HCN.
It's produced naturally by anaerobic bacteria.

Do you clean your hose and the mask part that holds the pillows.

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04-29-2014 05:34 PM
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PaytonA Offline
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Post: #8
RE: Changed to finer filter and gott egg smell??
Wow Mongo, you just woke me right up. Thinking back to Qualitative Analysis lab, all of us sniffed a lot of hydrogen sulfide. We were generating it for analytical work. Never thought of it as being toxic until I just now looked up its toxicity. Between H2Sused in Qual and CCl4 used in Organic, it is a wonder that we lived through college.

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04-29-2014 10:22 PM
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glfredrick Offline

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RE: Changed to finer filter and gott egg smell??
(04-29-2014 05:11 PM)trish6hundred Wrote:  Hi glfredrick,
WELCOME! to the forum.!

Thanks
04-30-2014 11:52 AM
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Richard-KW Offline

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Post: #10
RE: Changed to finer filter and gott egg smell??
Hey Chris, Richard here. I have a different brand, but when I got a foul smell, it was acrid and plastic smelling and it was because my humidifier ran out of water. I called ResMed and they said not to worry, that it was from leakage and try not to let it happen again. (I had a smaller mask at the time).
04-30-2014 12:07 PM
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