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

How to get rid of the smell?
#1
How to get rid of the smell?
I washed (actually soaked) the n30i frame in soapy water, rinsed it, and let it dry. Then when I put it on at night, I almost choked from the smell that the soap left.
Today I soaked it again, without the soap, but it still has a residual odor. Any ideas? I'm using soap that is supposedly very mild, used for babies...
Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  
#2
RE: How to get rid of the smell?
I used baby shampoo once and it left a horrible "perfume" odor in the mask, even after a very thorough rinsing and air drying.
Now I use Dawn dish detergent as many others here will recommend. Just a drop on a washcloth will do. If I do get a residual odor it's usually because I did not rinse it well enough. Try to stick with the regular brand and not one of the fancy floral scented ones.
It's virtually impossible to find any kind of soap that doesn't have some kind of scent to it, I just try to stick with the ones that are the least offensive.
Using a 13" MacBook Air (2017), MacOS Catalina (10.15.7), OSCAR v1.2.0
In a VM: Win10 1909 (18363.1256)

Installing OSCAR on a Mac
Organizing your OSCAR charts
Attaching images and files for the forum
OSCAR Help
OSCAR Data Interpretation
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
RE: How to get rid of the smell?
(10-29-2020, 10:49 AM)Jeff8356 Wrote: I used baby shampoo once and it left a horrible "perfume" odor in the mask, even after a very thorough rinsing and air drying.
Now I use Dawn dish detergent as many others here will recommend. Just a drop on a washcloth will do.  If I do get a residual odor it's usually because I did not rinse it well enough.  Try to stick with the regular brand and not one of the fancy floral scented ones.
It's virtually impossible to find any kind of soap that doesn't have some kind of scent to it, I just try to stick with the ones that are the least offensive.

Thanks Jeff. Unfortunately Dawn is not available here. I was using Fairy detergent until I read somewhere (perhaps from Resmed?) not to use detergent because it might leave residue that is harmful when inhaled.
A drop on a cloth won't help because I can't get the cloth inside the frame. Only way to wash it is to immerse it in soapy water
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Woke up to burning smell, ran out of water xfaith 10 2,671 02-27-2021, 02:00 PM
Last Post: HughesWI
  How to eliminate weird plastic smell from ResMed ASV? mb635 5 388 01-01-2021, 10:07 PM
Last Post: SarcasticDave94
Angry ResMed AirSense 10 Burn Smell bsullivan 46 3,987 12-28-2020, 01:46 PM
Last Post: Crimson Nape
  Burning Smell? BC3B 29 6,067 12-26-2020, 01:46 AM
Last Post: Hydrangea
  New burn off smell Apnearon 24 1,403 10-26-2020, 05:16 PM
Last Post: danafarrell2020
  odd smell from mask/machine--help! hegel 16 4,022 01-11-2020, 02:05 AM
Last Post: Gracenik
Sad Ozone smell & mask yellowing with SoClean2 pozowich 61 11,673 01-03-2020, 04:35 PM
Last Post: Melman


New Posts   Today's Posts






About Apnea Board

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