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Mask liners? Sore on nose this morning.
I have an AirFit F10 FFM, and it's hurtin' me nose on the left side. I purchased some mask liners this morning. Has anyone here had good results with them? If not, what should I do to prevent this? I appreciate your suggestions and comments. Thank you.

I'm new to all of this.
04-03-2015 10:37 AM
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RE: Mask liners? Sore on nose this morning.
(04-03-2015 10:37 AM)ConfusedInRI Wrote:  I have an AirFit F10 FFM, and it's hurtin' me nose on the left side. I purchased some mask liners this morning. Has anyone here had good results with them? If not, what should I do to prevent this? I appreciate your suggestions and comments. Thank you.

I'm new to all of this.

First, clean your mask cushions well and I would keep after it daily for a week or so and then pick your own cleaning interval or continue the daily cleaning. Second, I clean my face in the areas that the mask cushions contact nightly just before going to bed. Some people use soap and water on their face. I use an astringent.

Sometimes cleaning is all that is required. If not, the mask liners should help. I have never used mask liners so my opinion is from the results of others.

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PaytonA
04-03-2015 10:55 AM
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RE: Mask liners? Sore on nose this morning.
(04-03-2015 10:55 AM)PaytonA Wrote:  
(04-03-2015 10:37 AM)ConfusedInRI Wrote:  I have an AirFit F10 FFM, and it's hurtin' me nose on the left side. I purchased some mask liners this morning. Has anyone here had good results with them? If not, what should I do to prevent this? I appreciate your suggestions and comments. Thank you.

I'm new to all of this.

First, clean your mask cushions well and I would keep after it daily for a week or so and then pick your own cleaning interval or continue the daily cleaning. Second, I clean my face in the areas that the mask cushions contact nightly just before going to bed. Some people use soap and water on their face. I use an astringent.

Sometimes cleaning is all that is required. If not, the mask liners should help. I have never used mask liners so my opinion is from the results of others.

Best Regards,

PaytonA

I've been washing the mask daily, as well as washing my face, and then using alcohol on it, but... last night, my room was too hot, and when I had a sweat, the thing went sliding around, and hence the mask booboo. Going to try make sure the room isn't too warm before bed.

Thank you for responding.
04-03-2015 11:06 AM
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RE: Mask liners? Sore on nose this morning.
If the sweat is causing the mask shifting and then the sore spot, then a mask liner should absorb some of the oil and moisture and prevent the shifting.
04-03-2015 11:59 AM
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(04-03-2015 11:59 AM)truetopath Wrote:  If the sweat is causing the mask shifting and then the sore spot, then a mask liner should absorb some of the oil and moisture and prevent the shifting.

Thank you for responding. Smile
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(04-03-2015 02:31 PM)ConfusedInRI Wrote:  
(04-03-2015 11:59 AM)truetopath Wrote:  If the sweat is causing the mask shifting and then the sore spot, then a mask liner should absorb some of the oil and moisture and prevent the shifting.

Thank you for responding. Smile

Not a problem! Best of luck with your therapy!
04-03-2015 05:03 PM
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RE: Mask liners? Sore on nose this morning.
(04-03-2015 05:03 PM)truetopath Wrote:  
(04-03-2015 02:31 PM)ConfusedInRI Wrote:  
(04-03-2015 11:59 AM)truetopath Wrote:  If the sweat is causing the mask shifting and then the sore spot, then a mask liner should absorb some of the oil and moisture and prevent the shifting.

Thank you for responding. Smile

Not a problem! Best of luck with your therapy!

Thank you for your kindness.
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Quote:I have an AirFit F10 FFM, and it's hurtin' me nose on the left side. I purchased some mask liners this morning. Has anyone here had good results with them? If not, what should I do to prevent this?

Hi,

It is always important never to over tighten a mask, or we will get sore spots.

I use the F10 with a mask liner. Using a liner helps to diffuse and soften the leaks, and completely eliminates bothersome mask burping/trumpeting caused by leaks, so I am able to have the mask a little looser without having bothersome leaks.

Everyone hates mask liners (at least at first) because the liners tend to touch our eyelashes, which is very bothersome.

But I patiently and very gently push or fold the liner away from my eyes, toward the bridge of my nose, so that my eyelashes are not touched.

Also, the liners tend to curl either toward the face or away from the face, and when I re-use the liner, I am always very careful to put it on my face such that the liner curls away from my eyes.

Also, pulling/stretching the liner will tend to make it curl away from the face, which is more comfortable. But stretching out the liner much at all will make us need to change to a fresh liner sooner (or a freshly-washed and pressed liner). I try never to stretch out the liner, and I usually am able to re-use a liner for about a week before needing to wash and press it, to get it small enough to wear again. Some users make their own liners using a better material which does not stretch out so quickly.

Take care,
--- Vaughn

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04-04-2015 12:57 AM
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RE: Mask liners? Sore on nose this morning.
(04-04-2015 12:57 AM)vsheline Wrote:  
(04-03-2015 10:37 AM)ConfusedInRI Wrote:  I have an AirFit F10 FFM, and it's hurtin' me nose on the left side. I purchased some mask liners this morning. Has anyone here had good results with them? If not, what should I do to prevent this?

Hi ConfusedInRI,

It is always important never to over tighten a mask, or we will get sore spots.

I use the F10 with a mask liner. Using a liner helps to diffuse and soften the leaks, and completely eliminates bothersome mask burping/trumpeting caused by leaks, so I am able to have the mask a little looser without having bothersome leaks.

Everyone hates mask liners (at least at first) because the liners tend to touch our eyelashes, which is very bothersome.

But I patiently and very gently push or fold the liner away from my eyes, toward the bridge of my nose, so that my eyelashes are not touched.

Also, the liners tend to curl either toward the face or away from the face, and when I re-use the liner, I am always very careful to put it on my face such that the liner curls away from my eyes.

Also, pulling/stretching the liner will tend to make it curl away from the face, which is more comfortable. But stretching out the liner much at all will make us need to change to a fresh liner sooner (or a freshly-washed and pressed liner). I try never to stretch out the liner, and I usually am able to re-use a liner for about a week before needing to wash and press it, to get it small enough to wear again. Some users make their own liners using a better material which does not stretch out so quickly.

Take care,
--- Vaughn

Thank you for responding, Vaughn, and for your kindness. I have purchased the disposable liners from a popular cpap site.
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RE: Mask liners? Sore on nose this morning.
Please let us know how they work for you!
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