I am getting a weird rash/dry patch/irritation on my face from the Wisp. I've ensured that I clean it daily, use vinegar on it (diluted) at least once a week and that it's not too tight. It's possible that it's just because it's summer as I didn't get this the first 3 months I had the cpap (I got it in Feb).
After 6 months, I'm allowed to get a whole new mask, so I've decided to try the Airfit nasal pillows. They will send that out on August 20th. I go to see the dermatologist on the 24th, for what it's worth. I have 30 days after I get the P10 to send it back if I hate it.
So, what are some of the things I should be aware of. Will my pressure needs change? Should I set it back to 4-20 (that's what my doc put it at) instead of 9.6-20, which is where it is at now?
If anyone has moved from the Wisp to the P10 - what did you notice that was better? What was worse?
Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to offer.
I used a WISP for about a year. Then, had troubles with abrasions on the bridge of my nose, more leaks than before, etc. I switched to the P10. I changed the settings in the machine from NASAL to PILLOWS.
At first the headband strap seems ridiculous ….. no adjustment, not very tight , etc. It does feel very comfortable, tho, and is much quieter.
The band does work and I use it 100% of the time.
As with all pillows, you may need to lube your nose to minimize abrasions. I use a dab of lanolin each night which I think also helps make a better seal.
I've never used anything but the p10 and love it. If the strap is to tight stretch it out...I find the looser it feels the better it seals and feels....I would not change your pressures...try it with the current settings and if you feel it's to high turn the starting pressure down...but I wound not go below 5...good luck with your treatment
It's exactly like that. . . . only totally different. . . .