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Machine: Phillips Respironics Bipap Auto 750P
Mask Type: Full face mask
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Humidifier: Resmed Heated
CPAP Pressure: Bi-Level IPAP=25 and EPAP=17
CPAP Software: EncoreViewer

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Question MASK LEAVING BLISTERS ON FOREHEAD
HI NEED HELP KNOWING ABOUT WHY BLISTERS ARE FORMING ON FOREHEAD AND WONT GO AWAY IS IT BECAUSE MASK IS TO TIGHT I USE A RESMED QUATTRA FULL FACE BUT IF I DONT HAVE THE UNIT TIGHT AND WITH MY PRESSURE IS SO HIGH AIR BLOWS OUT AND MY WIFE SAYS NOISE IS WORSE THAN MY SNORING.ANY SOLUTIONS WOULD BE GREAT
07-17-2012 01:58 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

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Location: Australia

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RE: MASK LEAVING BLISTERS ON FOREHEAD
Hi BIGBUCK, Welcome to Apnea Board
Make your own forehead liner from any piece of cotton material to place between your forehead and mask forehead dial
also you check on-line - RemZzzs - Pad A Cheek
07-17-2012 02:46 AM
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JudgeMental Offline

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Machine: Respironics DreamStation Auto-CPAP
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Amara View
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CPAP Pressure: 11-14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Florida USA

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RE: MASK LEAVING BLISTERS ON FOREHEAD
Bigbuck.. I use the Quattro frequently and find no issues with the top forhead piece. Your wording of "blisters" , brings to my mind that a lot of movement is going on. Perhaps an allergy condition is evident. As suggested , maybe some type of material could be placed to avoid this condition. That forehead piece is mostly for stability and not necessary to have very tight. The "reostat" knob on top is for tightning or loosing. Its a balancing act between the bottom strap that runs around you neck and the "reostat" knob that secures the mask to your face. But don;t tighten too tight. You'll have red marks that last all day and possibly some edema under your eyes.

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07-17-2012 12:22 PM
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Posts: 7,908
Joined: Feb 2012

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: #4
RE: MASK LEAVING BLISTERS ON FOREHEAD
You may try a full face mask without the forehead dial such as Mirage Liberty or Quattro FX
http://www.resmed.com/au/products/mirage...c=patients

http://www.resmed.com/au/products/quattr...c=patients
07-17-2012 01:07 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
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CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #5
RE: MASK LEAVING BLISTERS ON FOREHEAD
Hi BIGBUCK, First of all, Welcome! to the forum.! It sounds like you might have your mask too tight but I understand why you have to have it tight because of the high pressure at which your machine is set.. I would use something soft to line the place where you are getting blisters, such as an old teashirt thatis slated for the ragbag, (Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha,) cut off a small piece of that as a liner. If that doesn't work, you might go back to your Dr. and let him/her know about this problem, maybe a switch in masks is in order. Don't be shy about telling your Dr. when something isn't working right for you. Best of luck to youon this and don't give up.

trish6hundred
07-17-2012 01:50 PM
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