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JeremiahOSB Offline

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Machine: Phillips Respironics System One
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro Air
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 12
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: northwest Missouri

Post: #1
Itchy nose
I have a history of trying CPAP's and many different masks in the past and could not tolerate the masks. The Quattro Air full face mask was tried at my most recent sleep study and it worked like a charm. I've been using the CPAP and mask since the end of April 2014.

I am tolerating the machine and mask fine and actually look forward to putting it on at night because I'm sleeping so much better.

However...my nose itches like crazy in the night. The humidifier is set on 4 (5 is the highest). The itching is around the edge of my nostril or sometimes just into the nostril. I have tried saline nasal spray before I put on the mask and use a nasal hair trimmer regularly. The itching causes me to wake up frequently through the night and have to lift the mask to scratch.

Any ideas and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
07-28-2014 09:52 AM
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Bama Rambler Offline

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Joined: Feb 2014

Machine: Respironics System One DS460TS
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: DS6T
CPAP Pressure: 15 cmH2O
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: Southwest Alabama

Post: #2
RE: Itchy nose
I occasionally have itchy nose and have to scratch it. Smile
Just stick with it and it will get better as time goes on.
Another thing you can try is rubbing in a little anti-itch cream just before bed. That might help a little. Be sure to massage it into the skin well and clean off any excess.
07-28-2014 10:43 AM
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retired_guy Offline

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Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #3
RE: Itchy nose
Pick up a tube of HPA Lanolin available in the baby department of your local pharmacy. Do not use it according to the directions on the tube as that will probably not help your nose. Instead, just put a tiny amount on each nostril when you go to bed at night.
07-28-2014 10:46 AM
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justMongo Offline

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Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Post: #4
RE: Itchy nose
Perhaps an oral antihistamine?

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07-28-2014 10:50 AM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #5
RE: Itchy nose
HPA Lanolin cream helps if using nasal pillows but as "JeremiahOSB" using full face mask and the irritation around the edge of the nostril, might be the cushion wrong size and rubbing on the nostrils. Try different size cushion or different mask
07-28-2014 06:04 PM
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Realtor 1 Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed F10
Humidifier: Built in
CPAP Pressure: 8-14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #6
RE: Itchy nose
I started using a FFM about a month ago and found it to be very itchy either inside the nose or around the lips.
I do have to take my mask off a few times to scratch.
07-29-2014 09:06 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
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Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
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CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #7
RE: Itchy nose
Hi JeremiahOSB,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Could be that your itchy nose will settle down as you get used to the mask and machine.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
07-29-2014 09:21 PM
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PaytonA Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Orange County,California

Post: #8
RE: Itchy nose
-I have found that normally I can condition myself to ignore slight itchiness long enough for it to go away. Last night, however, I got an itch just under my nose that was so persistent and insistent that I finally had to shut the machine down, take my mask off and scratch it. What a pain but it sure felt good. It did not bother me at all after that.
07-31-2014 08:49 PM
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