Hello. I am a newbie. I have had my cpap for 6 days now. Currently, the mask I am using is the Eson nasal mask. During the night the mask shifts upward a bit and butts up right against my nose. Now I am developing a sore on one of my nostrils, there is a little bit of blood when I blow my nose and some icky discharge that could be a sinus infection.
My question is do I continue to use the machine if I have a sinus infection or sore on my nose where the mask rubs.
I get little or no help from the DME, I have not seen the sleep doc yet. My GP ordered the sleep tests. So I do not know who to ask for help. BTW, thank you for all of your helpful information. There are a lot of features of the machine that the DME never bothered to explain. Thank you!
You want to treat that sore before it becomes a bigger issue for you. What you want to do is pick up a tube of HPA Lanolin from the baby isle department at your local pharmacy. Put a very small amount of it on your nose before you go to bed.
Are you using a humidifier? At what setting?