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[Equipment] Observation - using soap for facewash reduces leaks!
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Observation - using soap for facewash reduces leaks!
My apologies if this is old news for seasoned CPAP users but I was plagued by unacceptable mask leaks no matter what I did with the straps etc until I changed from a lifetime 'beauty regime'! of using only water to wash my face to using soap as well, followed by the strictest bearable drying with a rough towel. '95%'
results for leak now zero every night. Thought I would post this just in case it might help even one person.
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RE: Observation - using soap for facewash reduces leaks!
Yes, that is a common cure for reducing leaks. There are a number of posts that pop up, though, that make you say, "Duh, why didn't I think of that?". One of those rituals, now. Sometimes when a senior moment kicks in, I forget, and either struggle all night, or get my lazy self up, and do the deed. A beard stubble sometimes causes problems for me, but maybe not so much for you. I also have to wash cushion every night, for the same reason. Thinking about some wipes I can get for the mask, to cut some labor. I don't remember the ones to use you can buy without paying so much online for those labeled for cpap use
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RE: Observation - using soap for facewash reduces leaks!
(01-17-2015, 08:17 AM)saltydawg2 Wrote: I also have to wash cushion every night, for the same reason. Thinking about some wipes I can get for the mask, to cut some labor. I don't remember the ones to use you can buy without paying so much online for those labeled for cpap use

I wipe my cushions every night with baby wipes. I make sure I get the unscented and alcohol free ones.
Works for me.
Coffee
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