(05-13-2014, 05:36 AM)jb1176 Wrote: I think I have discovered the cause of the irritation from the P10 nasal mask - at least what I think is causing my problem. There is a tiny ridge or edge around the frame of the nasal mask where the pillows snap into the frame. At night that ridge pushes into the skin at the base of my nose above the lip area. The lanolin ointment helps the discomfort during the day but the process repeats itself again at night. The curious thing is that the irritation is only on my right side. I'll try the cotton wool idea, but really there is a fault in the construction of the mask itself probably coming from the molding process such that a sharp edge is left as the mask frame is formed. I can feel the sharp edge around the whole face frame with my finger. Wonder if ResMed could be told about this fault?
Jb it is exactly the same for me, only on one side but the left for me. I surmise the same as you about the construction of the pillow that is causing the problem.
The lanolin helps with the healing in the day but does not help with the irritation again at night. Each night I have to put a soft piece of cotton wool in there. My sore has healed now but I know if I took cotton wool away it would come back.