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09-05-2012, 07:34 PM
Hi, Are all nasal pillows pretty much the same? Are some more comfortable than others? I have been using them for the last couple of weeks but the last two night they have been irritating my nostrils and have been experiencing more leaks than usual.
09-05-2012, 07:36 PM
Probably a bad fit - try another size or another make. Also, if you don't put them in correctly, you'll get leakage and irritation.
09-05-2012, 07:41 PM
HPA Lanolin soothes irritated nostrils
Check that the pillows are the correct size and fitting correctly
In the meantime try a nasal mask while the nostrils heals
09-05-2012, 08:23 PM
thanks, how long do they lasts?
09-05-2012, 08:39 PM
Hi Auggie Doggie, The first set of pillows I tried was very uncomfortable for me but I recently tried another set and now, I use the "Resmed" swiftLT, (I think that's what is called,) and I really like it. Not all pillows are the same. As far as your soar nostriles go, you could try HPA Lanolin, (You can get it pretty much anywhere,) just swav a little bit in your nostriles before you place your pillows in them. If you have another mask, you could use it 'till your nose recovers if you think you need to do that. Best of luck to you.
09-05-2012, 09:00 PM
If not mistaken its 2 cushions per month and 1 mask per 3 months
I don,t use nasal pillows. When my leaks increased and the cushion get stiff is a sign to replace
usually about 3-4 months ... Oily skin can make the deterioration faster
09-05-2012, 09:04 PM
Make sure you put the mask together correctly. Each type of nasal pillow is different in how they go together but if you have one where each pillow moves independently (like with the Breeze and a few others), make sure they are turned the correct way. Or your usual way.
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09-06-2012, 07:48 PM
(09-05-2012, 07:41 PM)zonk Wrote: HPA Lanolin soothes irritated nostrils
So, I went to the pharmacy today to get some HPA Lanolin. I couldn't find it anywhere. I asked a pharmacist, she walked be to the baby section and gave me a box. " It says on the front soothes, heals and protects sore nipples. Safe for mom and baby" Is this the right cream?
09-06-2012, 07:56 PM
I don,t use it but it seem to to be the right one
If its good for the mums ...its good for noses too
09-06-2012, 08:03 PM
Hi auggie doggie, Yes, that's the right cream. Best of luck with getting your problem straightened out.
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