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Chin strap for F20
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Chin strap for F20
Hi, I'm getting leaks using the Airtouch F20 full face mask. It was recommended (on this board) to use a soft cervical collar or chin strap. The soft cervical collar hasn't helped, so I had my Dr request a chin strap from my DME.

Just wondering if anyone has any advice on what type of chin strap I should use with the F20?

Below is a link to what is available Commercial Link Removed, instead search Apria for chinstraps.

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#2
RE: Chin strap for F20
Can you post a shot of your data while your wearing the full face mask? A chinstrap may not be the answer. The chin can relax and some times cause leaking at the bottom of the mask. But if you were wearing a cervical collar I don't think that was the cause. More likely the mask isn't fitted properly or it's just not the right mask for you. Check out mask primer. http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ask_Primer
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RE: Chin strap for F20
Hi Walla Walla,

Here is my post from yesterday which has the screenshot posted.

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...mmendation

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RE: Chin strap for F20
That chart I believe is with you wearing nasal pillows.
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RE: Chin strap for F20
I've been using the F20 for about 1 month, where do you see that I am using pillows ? I'm asking because I thought I changed the setting when I changed the mask last month

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RE: Chin strap for F20
You need to update your profile. It shows you using Airfit P10. Go to the top of the page and go to USER CP.
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RE: Chin strap for F20
D'OH!

Thanks, updated the mask in my profile, along with my current pressure settings.
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RE: Chin strap for F20
Agreed that cervical collars and chin straps totally with leaks. They can only help to a certain extend. Useful for keeping your chin up and your mouth from opening up.

On the Airtouch, I find that it will leak less with a tighter fit. My leak rate can be as low as 8-9 on 95% on good days and more than 100 on bad days when I knock it about during sleep and the magnetic straps came off. Usually the latter happens if I don't tighten the straps enough. I find a slightly tighter fit will have less leaks... but it shouldn't be too tight. I will still find the straps marks on my face when I wake up.

25.2 is not a total disaster for leak rate. May need some adjustments to the straps or change mask size I feel.
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