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Been recently diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. So far liking the differences I've noticed with my new Bipap machine. Was just at the store trying to find a 'mild' soap for washing my mask and I can't seem to find anything without alcohol in the ingredients. I bought a dish washing liquid soap, no added dyes or perfumes. Biodegradable formula, breaks down safely in nature. I looked up the product Ingredients online and says it has Ethyll alcohol. What should I doThinking-about
07-01-2013 11:03 AM
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I use a Baby Shampoo. and it works great.

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07-01-2013 12:40 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Hi Sweetdreams2013,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I use Ivory liquid dishsoap and it works well for cleaning CPAP parts.
By the way, What machine do you have? Quatro is the name of the mask.

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07-01-2013 02:19 PM
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RE: New to Forum :)
If you look at the suppliers list you'll find many very good products. Unfortunately, you'll pay almost as much for shipping as for the product. If you can afford them, they work well.

I'll second Bompa. I use a national brand baby soap, perfume free and color free at a few bucks for a large bottle at my local grocery. Works great.

Welcome, hope to hear more from you!
07-01-2013 02:20 PM
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Welcome to the forum!!! We are glad you joined us!!! Welcome

You have already gotten a lot of great advice on what products to use to help clean your mask.

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07-01-2013 02:57 PM
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Like Trish, I have also been using Ivory liquid found in the dishwashing section. There's nothing harsh in it. It produces gentle bubbles, and I have seen no negative effects from using it to wash my mask, hose and humidifier's water tank.
07-01-2013 08:17 PM
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Sweetdreams2013 Offline

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Thanks everyone!
07-02-2013 01:06 AM
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Sweetdreams2013, I doubt there is enough alcohol in your product to damage anything. I would use that up and then look for something else. When I was using the Quattro fx I changed the cushion every month and the mask every three months. I just used cpap wipes to wipe the cushion down every morning. I wouldn't advise you to get into such lax habits, but it shows everyone can have a different way to clean their gear.
Welcome to the forum.
07-02-2013 06:12 AM
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Hi Sweetdreams2013 and
Welcome

I also use the Quattro FX and I use any liquid dish soap that is cheap/on sale that doesn't have any moisturizers in it (Dawn Ultra currently) and have never had a problem. One of the most important things I have found, when dealing with the silicone cushion, is to rinse it very well and never soak it for any period of time. If you soak the mask frame and other parts, leave the soft silicone parts (cushion, anti-asphyxia valve flap and oxygen port plug) out of the soak and just wash, rinse and dry them. Also important; I wash the silicone cushion first thing in the morning rather than later in the day - it makes it last longer because the facial oil residue causes the silicone to break down.

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07-02-2013 06:36 AM
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(07-01-2013 02:19 PM)trish6hundred Wrote:  Hi Sweetdreams2013,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I use Ivory liquid dishsoap and it works well for cleaning CPAP parts.
By the way, What machine do you have? Quatro is the name of the mask.

Every soap I seen , including ivory brand had parfume/scent and or alcohol in the ingredients. I have Philips respironics system 1
(07-02-2013 06:36 AM)jgjones1972 Wrote:  Hi Sweetdreams2013 and
Welcome

I also use the Quattro FX and I use any liquid dish soap that is cheap/on sale that doesn't have any moisturizers in it (Dawn Ultra currently) and have never had a problem. One of the most important things I have found, when dealing with the silicone cushion, is to rinse it very well and never soak it for any period of time. If you soak the mask frame and other parts, leave the soft silicone parts (cushion, anti-asphyxia valve flap and oxygen port plug) out of the soak and just wash, rinse and dry them. Also important; I wash the silicone cushion first thing in the morning rather than later in the day - it makes it last longer because the facial oil residue causes the silicone to break down.

Sleep-well

Every soap I find has alcohol/parfume listed in the ingredients
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