I will try that thank you.
I am especially intrigued by the fit technique you just mentioned. My main sore is at the base of my nostrils. By pulling it up at the end might help that issue.
Ok quick update on my mask situation.
So I messed around with my DreamWear mask the last three days. I adjusted the straps perfectly and I also started using the medium wide nose piece. It's perfect except that I had problems sleeping on my side. Whenever I turned I was conscious about doing it inn a form so it would not leak, bur then it would wake me up ten minutes later, leaking. Tuesday night my AHI was up to 3.1 due mostly to leaks.
Well yesterday I received a new Nuance Pro mask. It was easy to adjust with the medium nose pillow. I had absolutely no problem sleeping on my sides and the AHI went down to 1.5.
Pro mask is staying DreamWear will be my back up.
Congratulations on finding a mask you can work with. Finding a mask that works well was the hardest part of cpap for me. I used a Nuance Pro with good success until I switched to the AirFit P10 and still use it as a backup. It is a good mask.
"....respiration,—a troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence...." Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens- 1837
I use FlashPAP to load data from a FlashAir III wifi sd card in my machine to my computer and display it with SleepyHead .
robysue's Beginner's Guide to SleepyHead
My trick when I get irritated areas:
Use a medical grade porous paper tape for sensitive skin. There are several brands to choose from (big name brands) and you can find them in almost any first aid section of a grocery or drug store. They have light adhesive and breathe. Use scissors to trim a piece to fit and stick it to your skin. You might have to play with it a little bit, depending on the situation you can cut and paste several pieces back to back so the adhesive doesn't stick to a sore area but does stick around the edges. The mask will still make a good seal, but any rubbing or other contact will be on the tape instead of your skin.
My first mask, ever, was a Fisher & Paykel and the pad on the bridge of my nose had some kind of material that caused my skin in that area to break out. I switched a week later to a different brand of mask and have never had a problem like that again. There might have been some kind of latex or some other blend of silicone that caused a reaction. The only relief I had, until I got a new mask, was that tape trick.