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[Equipment] Fit life total fit face mask
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My question is has anyone tried it? The resson is allergies.  I  now when i cut weeds and just use a dust mask it helps a bit.  Because the pollen still entersthough eyes. So would this make life easier in allergy  season
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Gary1of2,
Your post is a bit puzzling.

Do you want to wear a Fitlife mask for Cpap use or gardening use?  

If for Cpap use, we can help, but for gardening use, not so much.  Just use a dust mask and goggles.
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Sorry not for gardening.  I was using that as a reference.  I was trying to see if it hlep nite time allergies.
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Ok, don't know if that type of mask would help with allergies.  I only know what I've read online.  The pressure is supposedly spread out over the entire face and more equalized so that the air would not irritate the eyes.  

I think you may want to consider seeing an ENT to see what he/she would recommend for your allergies.  

I suffer from allergies and congestion, so I know it can be a challenge.  I use nasal rinses daily, and at night, I use an eye ointment to keep my eyes from drying out.

Sometimes Claritin helps.
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It's not the mask itself that would help so much as a pollen filter on your machine. If you have pollen spores in your house they would get drawn in through your machine via the air intake anyways. I don't think the filter we have on our machines filters out pollen spores, but I may be wrong.
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Yeah, the Fitlife isn't going to help with that at all. There are filters for allergies but they don't always go where the usual filters go.

Use the humidifier and cover your machine during the day.
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There are hypo-allergenic filters available for your machine which according to Resmed filters 89.8% of particles of 0.5 micron.size. They claim a bacterial efficiency of 99.54%. I would think that this would filter out allergens but am not sure that the filter holder in the machine prevents much filter bypass.

Using the hypo-allergenic filters on the machine and the FitLife mask should reduce the allergens coming in contact with your eyes during the night but then are you going to wear goggles and a hypo-allergenic filtered mask during the day?

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My allergies are wosre at nite than during the day. Unless i start cutting the property.
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#9
The fit life will help a little just for whatever stuff happens to get stuck in the small filter by accident.
However:
Sounds like you have pollen in the house. 
You can get those big Honeywell air-purifiers that have HEPA filters and that should help clear things up.
They are big, about half the size of an oil drum.  Those are going to set you back a bit. 
Over $100 per unit and you'll need at least two just to cover most of a 1200 sq. ft. house.
Good news: They do work but it will take a few days to get most of the pollen levels down in your home.

Just my two cents.   Best of luck!

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Or it is something in the bedroom itself.

But a $100 is cheaper than the fit life, isn't it?
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