Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Mask liners? Sore on nose this morning.
#1
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.
Post Reply Post Reply
#2
(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
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
(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.
Post Reply Post Reply


#4
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.
Post Reply Post Reply
#5
(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
Post Reply Post Reply
#6
(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!

Post Reply Post Reply


#7
(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.

Post Reply Post Reply
#8
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
Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment. The Advisory Member group provides advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff on matters concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies - not on matters concerning treatment for Sleep Apnea. I think it is now too late to change the name of the group but I think Voting Member group would perhaps have been a more descriptive name for the group.
Post Reply Post Reply
#9
(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.
Post Reply Post Reply


#10
Please let us know how they work for you!
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Air pressure hurting inside nose suzengrace 28 531 10-12-2017, 03:21 PM
Last Post: PaulaO2
  Heated hose and stuffy nose skylark 7 256 10-05-2017, 06:30 PM
Last Post: Ockrocket
  Need help choosing a nasal mask. Recent cut on nose is irritated by my P10 KimberlyF 6 214 09-24-2017, 12:36 AM
Last Post: bonjour
  Painful Nose Bridge With FFM Hojo 10 436 08-24-2017, 09:57 PM
Last Post: SarcasticDave94
  Question about pillows- not the nose kind Walla Walla 12 579 08-12-2017, 09:39 AM
Last Post: Walla Walla
Question NOSE-HOLE POLL SuperSleeper 44 14,817 08-03-2017, 06:02 PM
Last Post: SarcasticDave94
  What do you guy's do with your mask in the morning? oldfart59 15 581 07-31-2017, 11:24 PM
Last Post: SleepyOzzy

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.