Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Hose Cleaning
#31
Last week the CPAP sales rep said that masks with silicone should be washed everyday. Hose once a week. Said that their experience is that, skin oils and exceptionally tiny face dirt, can wear down the masks seal. Started washing the mask every day now using GAIA Baby Shampoo (Soap & sulphate free, pH neutral, low foaming).

Mask: Washing every day vs Washing every week or fortnight, would that degrade the silicone mask shape faster overtime? Maybe.
If washing every day keeps the mask around longer, worth the 5 minutes to wash everyday.
Post Reply Post Reply
#32
(08-25-2015, 09:59 AM)Shastzi Wrote: ...If your humidity is 50% or more and you put things away wet, you have mold in 24 hrs.

not a nice thing..

Just my 4 cents worth. Smile

4 cents? Darned inflation.

Ah, yes, life in Florida. Everything's wet, all the time, even the air.
Post Reply Post Reply
#33
In my former RT job I can tell you that I saw some dirty equipment and one horrible infection from dirty CPAP equipment. I do a once per week wash and clean the nasal pillows a few times each week. I consider once per week cleaning the minimum interval. I would never suggest letting the hose go six months without cleaning.
Post Reply Post Reply




Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  dreamstation humidifier and hose leak jacob.fullmer 3 199 08-11-2017, 04:26 PM
Last Post: Walla Walla
  Air Mini Hose noise solution Frequenttraveler 16 729 08-10-2017, 09:28 AM
Last Post: Frequenttraveler
  Bends/folds out of Climateline Hose chigirl 3 136 08-07-2017, 05:41 AM
Last Post: Rcgop
  [Equipment] Skinny hose okay? MARrshh 7 238 07-28-2017, 12:03 PM
Last Post: Mosquitobait
  [CPAP] cleaning an old Respironics REMStarPlus with mildew in it cstrouss 4 215 07-15-2017, 06:43 PM
Last Post: cstrouss
  One week in but have cleaning questions. Waldorbigbill 26 932 07-09-2017, 07:08 PM
Last Post: personal111
  Machine Placement and Hose Management littlefatcat 9 410 06-21-2017, 07:34 AM
Last Post: Gary1of2

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.