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How often replace AirFit P10 nasal pillow
#21
I hardly ever clean mine. I know that sounds pretty low-rent. I've probably went through only 6 masks in 15 years. I hate breaking in a new one.
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#22
I don't understand why people don't want to take all of a minute to clean these daily. The pillows are stuck up your nose, not exactly the cleanest place on your body. Each to their own I guess but it boggles my mind.
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(04-12-2016, 11:24 AM)TonyJ Wrote: I don't understand why people don't want to take all of a minute to clean these daily. The pillows are stuck up your nose, not exactly the cleanest place on your body. Each to their own I guess but it boggles my mind.

Agree with you TonyJ,
Although the pillows don't go up your nose but just a little, it's not the cleanest part of your body, snot, sneezing, and whatever else. Ugh!
It takes a minute. Clean them!
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(04-12-2016, 11:31 AM)OpalRose Wrote:
(04-12-2016, 11:24 AM)TonyJ Wrote: I don't understand why people don't want to take all of a minute to clean these daily. The pillows are stuck up your nose, not exactly the cleanest place on your body. Each to their own I guess but it boggles my mind.

Agree with you TonyJ,
Although the pillows don't go up your nose but just a little, it's not the cleanest part of your body, snot, sneezing, and whatever else. Ugh!
It takes a minute. Clean them!

Me too. I clean them every morning with Dawn and hot water when i get up. The pillow that came with my mask is still sealing well after almost 2 months of use.
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#25
I just wipe the lanolin* off the nasal pillows with my fingers when I remove the mask in the morning, and the nasal pillows last about 2 months. My supplier will replace them once a month. I do have to soak the stretchy strap in hot water maybe once a month, to restore the stretchiness to it.

* The lanolin? I rub some around the edge of my nostrils when I go to bed. It helps to make a seal, and it helps to avoid cracking of the skin. You buy it in the nursing mothers sections of a grocery store; they use it to protect nipples (sorry if that's TMI, but you need to know how to find the stuff in the store!). I found this info elsewhere on this site.
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#26
I usually get my dog to lick mine clean!

Almost dinner time!
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(04-12-2016, 03:00 PM)sdb7802 Wrote: I usually get my dog to lick mine clean!

Almost dinner time!

Laugh-a-lot

Hey! That's the way we do dishes!
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#28
Yep, Booger really does a good job.
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(04-12-2016, 11:24 AM)TonyJ Wrote: I don't understand why people don't want to take all of a minute to clean these daily. The pillows are stuck up your nose, not exactly the cleanest place on your body. Each to their own I guess but it boggles my mind.

so, what're you doing to clean your nose?

where are the terrible terrible germs coming from, if not your nose?

you know, you can't make yourself sick.
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#30
Angry 
Update: Replacing my headgear fixed the problem.

My ResMed Airfit P10 headgear loosened over time. I washed in warm water and it was still loose.

I switched to a new nasal pillow. It was fine the first night or two. Then it felt loose. I had to kept readjusting my left nostril; it felt left there wasn't enough air going into my left nostril. (I checked that it wasn't inverted.)

I replaced my headgear while keeping the same nasal pillow. The problem with the nasal pillow went away!

I had thought that the headgear was tight enough because it didn't fall off at night. But now I know, it needs to be tighter for my nasal pillow to be secure. Next time my nasal pillow feels loose, I will tighten my headgear -- stapling, sewing, etc.

It is beyond frustrating that both nasal pillow and headgear deteriorate over time. Before they are replaced by insurance. I hope ResMed is working on this.
Oh-jeez

Also, I ordered the next size up (S) so I will try that too. But I am an extremely petite person so I doubt it will help. Thanks.

(04-11-2016, 10:30 PM)Crimson Nape Wrote:
(04-11-2016, 10:03 PM)palerider Wrote: while I have no data to back this up... the feeling I have is that the more often people wash their silicone mask parts, the more often they have to replace them.

I'm beginning to believe this as well. I wash my P10 pillows whenever I absolutely have nothing else to do. Currently, I am getting 6 to 9 months life out of them.

For some reason I didn't see this until now because I didn't get an email.

I can believe this! Thanks, I will try not washing.
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