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Pico nasal mask replacement
#1
Hi to all,

I use the Respironics pico nasal mask, but recently I experience air leak and uncomfortable fit of the cushion.
I wonder if it is about time to replace the mask cushion.
I read the mask manual but Philips doesn't mention the replacement period.
How often do you recommend to replace the mask cushion?
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#2
Hi,

I've been on CPAP Since Aug 2015 and am only on my second PICO mask.  And I can tell it's about time to change it as it doesn't seal like it used to.  Based on what I have read here, I'm using my masks way longer than most.  Probably because insurance covers replacement every 3-6 months.   I do have insurance that covers replacement but I just keep using the mask until its no longer effective.  I clean it weekly and I don't think there's a problem using it that long.
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#3
Thank you Fedman.
I'm a CPAP user since May 2017 and still on my first Pico mask after 14 months.
I do clean it weekly (usually with wipes, not washing) and protect it from direct sunlight.
But during the last 2 months I have a feeling it's not as it used to be.
Can you remember when you replaced yours? It was after a year or two?

I would have already replace the cushion but our "big fat greek" insurance does not cover CPAP accessories at all!  Dont-know
Only CPAP machine replacement every 4 years...  Oh-jeez
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#4
I replaced my first mask close to 2 years of use.  When I kept tightening the straps to stop the leaks, I realized that I was being stupid about it.  When I put the new mask on, I felt the difference right away.  My current mask has been in use about a year and I'll change it now as I can tell it's starting to leak. Knda silly in my case when I can replace the mask through insurance.
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#5
Thanks  

I'll do the same right now!
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