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Koobie Offline

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Nasal pillow problem
I am having a problem with my nasal pillows - it sounds like a leak, but when I looked at it, it appears to be a small amount of moisture that causes it to "whistle" (Just a small high-pitched sound) and wakes me up - Trying to figure out if I should increase the tube temperature (I have a Climatline) or? Has anybody had a problem with this ? ( machine is Airsense 10)
01-02-2016 01:14 PM
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RE: Nasal pillow problem
Are you not using the ClimateLine hose on Auto?

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01-02-2016 02:32 PM
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Koobie Offline

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RE: Nasal pillow problem
(01-02-2016 02:32 PM)cate1898 Wrote:  Are you not using the ClimateLine hose on Auto?

No, I've upped it to 5, as I find it more comfortable there
01-02-2016 02:58 PM
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RE: Nasal pillow problem
(01-02-2016 01:14 PM)Koobie Wrote:  I am having a problem with my nasal pillows - it sounds like a leak, but when I looked at it, it appears to be a small amount of moisture that causes it to "whistle" (Just a small high-pitched sound) and wakes me up - Trying to figure out if I should increase the tube temperature (I have a Climatline) or? Has anybody had a problem with this ? ( machine is Airsense 10)
The moisture is from your own breath, hose cosy to the short hose might helps
01-02-2016 03:06 PM
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Post: #5
RE: Nasal pillow problem
Does the Swift FX have a series of holes for venting? If it does and it starts to whistle, rub you finger across the vent holes and see if that helps. I had several masks that had that problem. The only real solution that I found was a different mask.

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01-02-2016 05:43 PM
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Koobie Offline

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RE: Nasal pillow problem
(01-02-2016 05:43 PM)PaytonA Wrote:  Does the Swift FX have a series of holes for venting? If it does and it starts to whistle, rub you finger across the vent holes and see if that helps. I had several masks that had that problem. The only real solution that I found was a different mask.

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PaytonA

Thank you! I will try that.
01-02-2016 06:40 PM
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Post: #7
RE: Nasal pillow problem
It sounds to me more like a small leak from the pillows part, instead of a tube condition. I think that I would try to tighten the straps a tad before chasing hose issues. Maybe even try a different size of pillows would help. Also, when/if you tighten the straps, you might want to rub a small bit of Vaseline on the inside of the nares, at least for a night or so, to help reduce any friction or irritation.

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01-02-2016 09:10 PM
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