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Reuven Gruber Offline

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Full Face Mask with Beard
Has anyone with a beard had experience with a full face mask?

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Any info on ResMed AirFit™ F10 Full Face Mask
12-01-2014 05:12 AM
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Peter_C Offline

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RE: Full Face Mask with Beard
A number of us have beards and use FFMs. I keep my beard fairly short. The problem isn't the beard so much as the regular issue of finding a mask you like that works for you. Mirage Quattro, Quattro Air, and the F10 is what I rotate through.

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12-01-2014 06:00 AM
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PaytonA Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
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Post: #3
RE: Full Face Mask with Beard
I have a beard and use the Mirage Quattro FFM. I have used a nasal mask and a different FFM. I have never had leakage where the mask is in contact with my beard or mustache. The leaks I have had were either around the bridge of my nose or through my mouth in the case of the nasal mask.

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12-01-2014 11:55 AM
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justMongo Offline

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RE: Full Face Mask with Beard
I only wear my full face mask and beard when I go to the bank.

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12-01-2014 12:10 PM
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Ghost1958 Offline

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Post: #5
RE: Full Face Mask with Beard
Beard and mustache. Used a Fitlife total face for a while. Now use a F&P Simplus. Leaks arent a problem.

Ive used a nasal. my numbers are way lower consistently with one. But I have times I cant use one because of congestion. Insurance only covers so much so gotta stick with the FFM for another six months.
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12-01-2014 12:54 PM
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PaytonA Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
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Post: #6
RE: Full Face Mask with Beard
(12-01-2014 12:10 PM)justMongo Wrote:  I only wear my full face mask and beard when I go to the bank.

That is only because your full face mask improves your looks. Dielaughing

Sorry, I resisted that 3 times and then just couldn't any longer.
(This post was last modified: 12-01-2014 05:08 PM by PaytonA.)
12-01-2014 05:07 PM
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Peter_C Offline

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Post: #7
RE: Full Face Mask with Beard
My beard is so I look grown-up. At 52 if I shave it off I'd be carded all the time... The whole baby-face thing.

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12-01-2014 06:08 PM
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mikeh99 Offline

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Post: #8
RE: Full Face Mask with Beard
Tried a full face mask. It did not work for me. Nasal masks too don't work. I settled on P10 nasal pillows but this varies with everyone, YMMV. This is the most difficult part of CPAP. Good luck and don't give up.

Mike
12-03-2014 12:15 AM
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