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macheta Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit N10
Humidifier: ResMed Auto
CPAP Pressure: 4 - 10 Auto-CPAP, ERP 2
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: United States

Post: #1
Nose Itches
Does anybody have tips when your nose itches? It seems uncomfortable to not itch but also uncomfortable to move the mask to itch.
09-12-2016 03:14 PM
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Maskup Sleepwell Offline

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Posts: 55
Joined: Aug 2016

Machine: Respironics Dreamstation Auto BiPAP
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed AirFit F10 FFM
Humidifier: Dreamstation Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: EP 16-20 IP 17.5-20 PS 1.5-4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncorePro

Other Comments: Untreated AHI 48.0 - Treated AHI 1.1 (30 day average)

Sex: Male
Location: Santa Clarita, California

Post: #2
RE: Nose Itches
It might sounds silly, but try pre-scratching your nose before putting your the mask on. For me is seems to help reduce nose itching when I first but on my FFM at bedtime. Usually I fall asleep before another itch shows up.
09-12-2016 04:55 PM
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FrankNichols Offline

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CPAP Pressure: 17-19
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: I've figured out how to get my AHI down to 5, I quit sleeping!

Sex: Male
Location: Live Oak, Florida

Post: #3
RE: Nose Itches
I gave up and lift the mask a little, enough so I can slip my finger in and scratch, then off to sleep as fast as I can. I have also started wiping my nose with baby wipes before putting on the mask.

I am not a Medical professional and I don't play one on the internet.
Started CPAP Therapy April 5, 2016
I'd Rather Be Sleeping
09-12-2016 04:58 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #4
RE: Nose Itches
Hi macheta,
You could try trimming the hair in your nose and see if that helps you.
I know it's a hassle scratching after you have masked up for the evening.

trish6hundred
09-12-2016 06:06 PM
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eseedhouse Offline

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Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: SimPlus
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CPAP Pressure: 7-10
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Also on supplemental O2 at 3L/min. while sleeping.

Sex: Male
Location: Victoria, British Columbia

Post: #5
RE: Nose Itches
I have a plastic knife I used long ago for camping. It really can't cut much of anything and these days it sits just in front of the machine handy for use. The plastic blade slips under the mask nicely and doesn't puncture anything.

Ed Seedhouse
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I am neither a Doctor, nor any other kind of medical professional.

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09-12-2016 09:24 PM
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BadGoodDeb Offline

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Posts: 210
Joined: Apr 2015

Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 for Her
Humidifier: no
CPAP Pressure: 8 (testing 7.8-10)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: New to AirSense 10 and AirFit P10, but 4 years on prev unit

Sex: Female
Location: Chicago outskirts (Aurora, IL)

Post: #6
RE: Nose Itches
(09-12-2016 04:55 PM)Maskup Sleepwell Wrote:  It might sounds silly, but try pre-scratching your nose before putting your the mask on. For me is seems to help reduce nose itching when I first but on my FFM at bedtime. Usually I fall asleep before another itch shows up.

I like this suggestion! I'll have to try it.
09-13-2016 04:59 PM
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Dawei Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: Respironics "FitLife"
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CPAP Pressure: 10-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP in 2006; spent the first 6 years with a "brick"

Sex: Male
Location: Western North Carolina

Post: #7
RE: Nose Itches
Sort of along the line of Frank's idea of wiping your nose with baby wipes, I have been wiping my nose with a little alcohol-based hand sanitizer, which does stop the problem (at least long enough for sleep to creep up).

David
09-13-2016 08:23 PM
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