(10-18-2014, 04:04 PM)eviltim Wrote:(10-18-2014, 03:51 PM)PaytonA Wrote:(10-18-2014, 03:42 PM)eviltim Wrote: Hey guys I'm having a pretty rough time here. I thought I would switch to the F10 full time but while the leaks have been great I have developed red, irritated skin where the mask seals and I'm not sure what to do. I definitely don't think it's an allergic reaction of any kind, it's just somewhat dried out and red looking. Has anyone dealt with anything like this? I'm not sure I can loosen it up any more and still keep my leaks under control, though I'll give it a try. I've been meaning to start rotating it out with the nasal pillows but dangit I just sleep so well with this mask on.
In detail, what is your procedure for cleaning the mask and how often?
Clean with soap and warm water, rinse, allow to dry, about once a month. Do you reckon more frequent cleaning will help?
In my Resmed Activa LT manual, it recommends cleaning the cushion after every use to remove any facial oil and washing the headgear once a week. It also reommend you wash your face before you put on your mask. I had a problem with the bridge of my nose being very sore and after starting a routine of washing the cushion daily solved that problem.