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[Equipment] Cleaning mask
11-01-2012, 09:10 AM
Is it OK to wipe CPAP mask, ResMed Mirage Quadro (covers mouth and nose) with hydrogen peroxide each morning?
11-01-2012, 10:56 AM
Hi and welcome; I use the same mask and wipe it down every morning with a non-frangranced baby wipe and that has seemed to work well, and has seemed to keep the mask clean and not hurt it in any way. I presume it would be the same with the hydrogen peroxide, but haven't actually tried it. I also take it apart and do a more thorough cleaning in warm water and Ivory soap every couple of weeks. So far the mask has help up well.
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I'm not sure about wiping the mask down with hydrogen peroxide because you have to be careful what types of things you use to clean your mask with, as certain cleaners can break down the silicon cushions.
I usually wash my mask once a week in , mild, warm soap and water.
Another thing you can use is Control III. in warm water.
There are some threads here on the forum discussing how to clean your mask parts.
Best of luck.
11-01-2012, 09:27 PM
its recommended to wash the mask using pure soap and water to remove facial oil and rinse thoroughly in clean water
Not to use use bleach, antibacterial or scented soaps, detergents or alcohol
11-02-2012, 12:38 AM
ResMed recommends plain liquid soap or baby shampoo in warm water but I have been washing mine in a very dilute antibacterial liquid soap and warm water in the bathroom basin.
11-02-2012, 10:21 AM
There should be no harm at all in using 3% peroxide to clean your mask and all other items as well. I don;t clean mine daily as possibly recommended by the manufacturer. Once a week works fine for me. It is a very safe and widely used antiseptic that hospitals have used for decades. Cheap too.
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11-02-2012, 05:15 PM
I wash my mask daily because my dog has found that hitting it with his paw is an excellent way to wake me up and then a few licks to make sure I stay awake.
11-02-2012, 07:05 PM
I got a cat that figured out the best way to wake me in the morning is to stand on the machine and turn it off. The S7 had this huge long button and it was easy for him to push it hard enough. He's not quite figured out where the button is on the S9.
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11-02-2012, 07:13 PM
I have three mask all the same ,I use each one a week then clean them all at one time with baby shampoo and every 4 or 5 weeks I use control disinfectant
11-02-2012, 08:05 PM
I disassemble my mask, and wash everything but the headgear in the dishwasher once a week. No dishes, regular detergent, hot "sanitize" cycle, extra rinse, air dry. I also wash my water tank that way.
I have a spare mask and tank and let the cleaned one sit dry for a week before using it.
I've done this for 8 years now, with no obvious problems with the lifetime of the mask or water tank.
I wouldn't wash mask parts that have foam in them.
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