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Rosacea + Full Face Mask
Is there anyone out there with rosacea using a full face mask? How do you protect your nose??? As a trial I used a mask liner + gauze over my nose. After an hour nap I still woke up to redness, irritation on my nose. I was chicken to only use the mask liner thinking it might ride up.

I am trialing an AirFit F10. If I look at the Pressure flow curve for this mask, it looks like at 20 cm leak rate is 54. Does that sound about right for a full face mask?

Thanks!

2010 sleep study 63 AHI, 2014 3.0
05-03-2014 02:32 PM
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RE: Rosacea + Full Face Mask
From ResMed - Skin Irritation - How can I stop getting facial marking and/or nasal pressure sores?
http://www.resmed.com/au/service_and_sup...c=patients

Mask liner made of cotton material or cloth mask may helps while the irritation is healing and talk to your doctor too

Edit: Also read the question further down .. I am getting skin irritation/allergies. What can I do?
(This post was last modified: 05-03-2014 10:33 PM by zonk.)
05-03-2014 02:43 PM
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RE: Rosacea + Full Face Mask
I have rosacea on my nose from before CPAP. My full face mask does not seem to bother it and I keep forgetting to treat it anyway.

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PaytonA
05-03-2014 08:55 PM
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Bompa Offline

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RE: Rosacea + Full Face Mask
I also have Rosacea and have found it much easier using a Nasal Pillow and a chin restraint rather than a Nasal mask or Full face mask.

Just my preference.
Sleep-wellCoffee
05-04-2014 07:16 AM
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readyforsleep Offline

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RE: Rosacea + Full Face Mask
Thanks everybody. I'm using a liner and it seems to help
most nights. Last night was an exception, but I won't go into that.

I took Zonk's advice and thought I would query my doctors- what a novel
thought. I go to you guys before I go to the medical community. Anyway
I left a message at my dermatologists and my sleep doctor's on Monday.
The dermatologist got back to me and said "don't use a full facemask,
if you need further help make an appointment". I'm still waiting for the
sleep doctor to respond...

just thought you guys would enjoy this

2010 sleep study 63 AHI, 2014 3.0
05-08-2014 07:07 AM
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readyforsleep Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for her
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Sex: Female
Location: Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Post: #6
RE: Rosacea + Full Face Mask
Karen, owner of Pad a cheek gave me the solution- cover your face
with milk of magnesia before putting the mask on. A little messy,
but works!

2010 sleep study 63 AHI, 2014 3.0
05-08-2014 12:27 PM
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