Post Reply 
Need Help
Author Message
jbtuggers Offline

Members

Posts: 13
Joined: Apr 2012

Machine: resmed s 9 autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: resmed quattro
Humidifier: don't use
CPAP Pressure: 11.5 - 15.5
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: nj

Post: #1
Need Help
I use a quatro full face mask and would like to know if there is anything I can use to prevent getting indentations and soreness on my forehead from the mask supports? Thank you
05-27-2012 08:25 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Sleepster Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 4,995
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #2
RE: Need Help
It sounds like maybe your mask is too tight. I've heard others talk of pads you can use, too. Maybe someone else can give you more specific information about that mask.

Sleepster
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
05-27-2012 10:21 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
JudgeMental Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 324
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: Respironics DreamStation Auto-CPAP
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Amara View
Humidifier: Respironics
CPAP Pressure: 11-14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Florida USA

Post: #3
RE: Need Help
I'll echo what the Sleepster suggested. Perhaps the top strap is a bit too tight to your forehead.
I use the Quatto occasionally and find that if I tighten it just enuff to float on may face, it does a good job. As soon as the air pressure comes on it seals itself pretty good.
As a full face mask it will leak on me sometimes because of my movements in bed.

Yesterday is history; Tomorrow is a mystery; Today is a gift; Thats why its called "The Present".
05-27-2012 11:06 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Sleepster Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 4,995
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #4
RE: Need Help
This is one of the reasons I'm happy to be able to tolerate nasal pillows. I started out with a nasal mask. I had to wash my face before bed, and make sure I had shaved recently. I also had to make sure the mask seal was clean. Sometimes I had to clean the mask with a wipe in the middle of the night.

I suppose that if I were a back-sleeper I could better tolerate a mask.

If had to use a full face mask I'd look into one of the hybrids.

Sleepster
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
05-27-2012 12:43 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
zonk Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 7,908
Joined: Feb 2012

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

Post: #5
RE: Need Help
Quattro FX don,t have the forehead dial might be an option for you to try as mask is a personal thing and everyone is different. Try to extend the dial all the way and just turn it slightly to stop minor leaks.
There is some pad cover for the dial but I used to wrap it a tissue or piece from a torn shirt.
Check the user guide and fitting instruction
http://www.resmed.com/au/products/masks.html?nc=patients
05-27-2012 03:10 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Post Reply 


Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)