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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

Post: #21
RE: New Pilairo
Nasal congestion or runny nose caused by PAP therapy is not uncommon among many CPAP users and its normal reaction by the nose.
I,m nearly two years and cannot get over the congestion, Its the inconvenience of the therapy that we've to find ways to cope but the benefits very much outweigh this inconvenience
08-22-2012 06:46 PM
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oldteddybear Offline

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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: Resmed Elite S9
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Pilairo (for now)
Humidifier: S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Hosehead since Jan 2012

Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #22
RE: New Pilairo
I am currently doing a trial and have posted a review in the reviews section. I love the mask but have a problem with the one size fits all headgear. After the trial I am planning to purchase one and manually adjust the tension on the headgear. When this is done I think that this will be the best mask that I have tried yet.
08-31-2012 02:44 PM
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JJJ Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Most recent: Wisp, Pilairo, Mirage Vista
Humidifier: ResMed S9 Autoset
CPAP Pressure: 17-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: USA 97217

Post: #23
RE: New Pilairo
I am happy to report that the tiny lesion inside my left nostril seems to be a thing of the past (knocking on wood). I'll never figure out what caused it, but I've been using the Pilairo every night for the past ten days with no problems at all.

I do want to add something about the noise. If you read the reviews the noise seems to be a big problem for a lot of people. But I normally get less noise than any other mask I have tried. However, once in a while, usually right after putting it on, I get a very annoying whistling noise. I don't know if this is the noise that has bothered other reviewers, but I have found that if I take the mask off and put it back on again I can eliminate the whistle. Sometimes it takes a lot of fiddling, and sometimes it stops even though it feels as though I did nothing at all.

This is a very strange mask, but I love it.
08-31-2012 08:52 PM
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Sleepster Offline
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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: #24
RE: New Pilairo
My ComfortLite 2 whistles. It comes from the fitting where the pillows joins the mask. I take the fitting apart, swab the mating surfaces with lanolin, and that stops it from ever occurring.

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08-31-2012 09:47 PM
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jake919 Offline

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Post: #25
RE: New Pilairo
I had the ResMed Swift FX for my first 16 days on cpap and like it, bought the Pilairo, been wearing it 3 nights now and its by far better feel then the FX. I'm a side sleeper and it works great for that and the one small strap has been no problem at all.
09-01-2012 06:16 AM
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EyesWideOpen Offline

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Posts: 87
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 6 - 14
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #26
RE: New Pilairo
I have a goatee. Do you think that the moustache hair on my upper lip would interfere with the seal when using the Pilairo?
09-01-2012 06:55 AM
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oldteddybear Offline

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Posts: 88
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: Resmed Elite S9
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Pilairo (for now)
Humidifier: S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Hosehead since Jan 2012

Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #27
RE: New Pilairo
Goatee or mustache , no problem. I have one too. The pilairo uses the nose for support and for correct positioning of the nasal pillows. Lone nose hair may be a problem though.
09-01-2012 08:10 AM
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jake919 Offline

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Post: #28
RE: New Pilairo
I have both also and its no problem.
09-01-2012 10:12 AM
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EyesWideOpen Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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CPAP Pressure: 6 - 14
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #29
RE: New Pilairo
Great! Thanks for the info. I was going to buy another Swift FX, but I may give this one a try. Like someone said before; " I love my Swift FX, but could there be better?" From the sounds of things, this may well be worth a try. Supplier number one has it on for $88.00.
09-01-2012 03:41 PM
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Janet82 Offline

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Joined: Jan 2013

Machine: Resmed Elite S9
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift Fx, Pilairo, Quattro Fx
Humidifier: part of CPAP unit
CPAP Pressure: 8
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #30
RE: New Pilairo
(08-31-2012 08:52 PM)JJJ Wrote:  I am happy to report that the tiny lesion inside my left nostril seems to be a thing of the past (knocking on wood).


Hi,
I am glad things are working out for you. I had irritation inside my left nostril & my nose was sore on the skin surface of the septum. I stopped using the Pilairo for a few nights. Then, I wore the Pilairo for 3-4 nights even though it burned / hurt. I thought I was sensitive & needed to "get over it."

I developed 2 red spots on each side of my septum which then turned bloody. Two scabs resulted. When I put on Polysporin, my nose was still sore on the septum surface from the pressure of the mask strap even though I stopped using the Pilairo & switched to the Quatro Fx full face mask. I have tried to use the Pilairo again, but I get the feeling that my skin is burning on the septum surface. I do not want to have scabs again.

I was having congestion which came on at night & was using saline spray in addition to my allergy pill. I wondered if the saline had irritated my nose. The Pilairo still bothers me when I do not use saline. I will mess with the strap next in an effort to be more successful. I plan on stretching it out all the way & sewing it in place so there is not the pulling sensation under my nose.
01-11-2013 08:06 PM
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