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Nasal Pillow Pressure Change from Med to Large?
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2Tim215 Offline

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Machine: S9 ResMed AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX Nasal Pillow - Medium
Humidifier: ResMed H5i w/Climate Hose
CPAP Pressure: 6cm-12cm
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: OSA, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Gout, PTSD, & Meralgia paresthetica.

Sex: Male
Location: Finger Lakes Region, NY

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Nasal Pillow Pressure Change from Med to Large?
I am curious if there is a pressure change when changing Swift FX Nasal Pillow sizes. I was initially given the Med Nasal Pillows and have been using them with no problem 22 months. My last order came and the Medium was causing pain to my nose between the pillows so I pulled out my Large that came with the machine and used that. It did relieve the pain but I believe was causing leaks. I am guessing the new mediums might have been a bit stiffer than my last one and wasn't as soft, not sure. I see there is notable difference in size, does this affect the pressure? Sort of like pinching off a garden hose affect?

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11-04-2012 12:47 PM
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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

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RE: Nasal Pillow Pressure Change from Med to Large?
size of the pillows does not matter but if the pillows are the wrong size or showing signs of worn out and allowing therapy air to escape than the therapy would be comprised. you could try nasal masks... don,t touch inside of the nose
S9 Escape does not tell you about leak just how many hours using the machine
(This post was last modified: 11-04-2012 02:28 PM by zonk.)
11-04-2012 01:59 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
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CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #3
RE: Nasal Pillow Pressure Change from Med to Large?
Hi 2Tim215,
I don't know that there are pressure differences between sizes of pillows, I've not had that trouble when I tried different sizes.
You could try putting some HPA Lanolin in your nostriles. Just put a "LITTLE" bit on a q-tip and swav your nostriles, that might also help you get a better seal and it could help with the pain you are having. You can find HPA Lanolin pretty much anywhere, I think it's in the baby isle of most stores.
Best of luck to you.

11-04-2012 04:04 PM
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