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Permanent indentions on side of head from Airtouch F20 mask headgear?
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Permanent indentions on side of head from Airtouch F20 mask headgear?
Since starting CPAP a three years ago, I've now noticed some indentions on the sides of my head. I think it may be due to the headgear. The indentions run across the top of my ears, in the same place as glasses sitting above the ears. I feel the indentions underneath both sideburns. 

I have tried to massage them out, but they appear permanent now. I don't think I wear my mask too tight. I tighten only enough to keep leaks out. But I do lay on my side at night. I also use a Philips chin strap underneath the headgear. The chin strap covers my sideburns and pads them well, so I don't know how indentions are still happening there. 

It's like the fleshy part of my skin has got moved around and now tracks are made permanently. Anyone have a solution to this and if able to fix?
ResMed AirCurve 10 vAuto
Pressure EPAP min 4.4, IPAP 8.4, IPAP Max 18, PS 4.

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RE: Permanent indentions on side of head from Airtouch F20 mask headgear?
Myron have a look at Supplier #31. They provide pads which are designed to ease the pressure from straps and masks.
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RE: Permanent indentions on side of head from Airtouch F20 mask headgear?
MyronH,

 You are not the only one with permanent indentations. I have them on top and back of my head. I also have indentations on the side of my face that do go away after a while. By using a padacheek from Supplier #31 will help by spreading the pressure over a larger area. It may not take them away completely.

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RE: Permanent indentions on side of head from Airtouch F20 mask headgear?
Thanks I'll look into pad a cheek.
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Pressure EPAP min 4.4, IPAP 8.4, IPAP Max 18, PS 4.

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