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AtomicCupcake1 Offline

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Post: #11
RE: Nasty Smell?!
So I called in and they suggest I run it outside in the fresh air for a long time. I will look into the ozium also.
04-15-2016 04:35 PM
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Post: #12
RE: Nasty Smell?!
Be careful of "deodorizers". Most are chemicals that mask the odor and do't actually do away with what you are smelling.

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04-15-2016 04:40 PM
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Post: #13
RE: Nasty Smell?!
Try dynamite. Seriously, there's a list of cleaners in the clinician manual and this:
http://www.resmed.com/us/dam/documents/p...er_eng.pdf

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04-15-2016 04:40 PM
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Post: #14
RE: Nasty Smell?!
If you had roaches to the point of seeing them scurry around, there is a good chance they were able to get in your machine. That nasty, bitter acrid smell is roach crap. It looks like little brown grains of sand. Without complete dis-assembly of your machine, you will never get rid of the smell, much less get rid of the crap. At this point, I wouldn't settle for anything less than a new machine.
04-15-2016 05:17 PM
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Post: #15
RE: Nasty Smell?!
(04-15-2016 05:17 PM)DWaldman Wrote:  At this point, I wouldn't settle for anything less than a new machine.
I agree, it's unsafe. I guess they got in through the mask. Probably attracted to the moisture.

Take it to the DME and ask them to replace it. Call your doctor if they balk.

Sorry for your misfortune.

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04-15-2016 05:29 PM
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Post: #16
RE: Nasty Smell?!
Hi AtomicCupcake1,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I agree with all who said take the machine back to the DME.
Roaches and their various smells are so difficult to get rid of.
I wish you much success with your CPAP therapy and getting a new machine.
Hang in there for more responses to your post.

trish6hundred
04-15-2016 05:39 PM
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Post: #17
RE: Nasty Smell?!
(04-15-2016 05:29 PM)sdb7802 Wrote:  
(04-15-2016 05:17 PM)DWaldman Wrote:  At this point, I wouldn't settle for anything less than a new machine.
I agree, it's unsafe. I guess they got in through the mask. Probably attracted to the moisture.

Take it to the DME and ask them to replace it. Call your doctor if they balk.

Sorry for your misfortune.

I agree with these. Roaches are notoriously able to squeeze past barriers (walk thru walls?) and are said to be the most likely survivors of a nuclear holocaust! Roach poop in my air supply would make me go nuh uh!

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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04-15-2016 06:11 PM
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Post: #18
RE: Nasty Smell?!
It is absolutely amazing (and disgusting) at the small crevices that roaches and other critters are able to pass through. They can pass through cracks and openings that are smaller than the thickness of a piece of paper. As others have said, I would not use the machine until it has been sanitized and cleaned internally. I usually don't worry too much about machine cleanliness but roaches go over the edge.

Just my $0.02 worth.

Jeff

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(This post was last modified: 04-15-2016 06:57 PM by foss.)
04-15-2016 06:17 PM
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sdb7802 Offline

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Post: #19
RE: Nasty Smell?!
I think I'll spray for bugs tomorrow.

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04-15-2016 07:25 PM
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AtomicCupcake1 Offline

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Post: #20
RE: Nasty Smell?!
(04-15-2016 07:25 PM)sdb7802 Wrote:  I think I'll spray for bugs tomorrow.

Lolol no joke! I'm going to take it into the suppliers store tomorrow. Honestly, I haven't used it since this happened, and I really need it. It just gives me the creeps.
04-15-2016 09:30 PM
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