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Skin Irritation from headgear
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AcmeAce Offline

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Skin Irritation from headgear
I am using the Mirage Quattro full face mask. Has anyone experienced the back of your neck being irritated by the head gear straps. If so, what was your solution to the problem.
02-17-2014 03:44 PM
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RE: Skin Irritation from headgear
Hi AcmeAce,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I don't have that problem, but hang in there and others will be along with suggestions,soon.
Best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.

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02-17-2014 03:49 PM
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RE: Skin Irritation from headgear
Washing the headgear might helps and don,t have it too tight
02-17-2014 04:16 PM
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RE: Skin Irritation from headgear
It happens to me occasionally. I wash it and disinfect it (6 drops of bleach per quart of wash water) every month or two and it keeps it from bothering my skin. Your mileage may vary.
02-17-2014 04:58 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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RE: Skin Irritation from headgear
Hi dmgks, WELCOME! to the forum.!

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02-17-2014 05:15 PM
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AcmeAce Offline

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RE: Skin Irritation from headgear
Thanks, I have washed it before, but will continue to wash it on a regular bases. Thanks for all you input. This is a great place to get help with equipment problems.
02-17-2014 05:24 PM
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RE: Skin Irritation from headgear
If it continues to be a problem, you could try stringing the straps through an old cotton sock. Maybe wash it first..... The sock that is.
02-17-2014 05:25 PM
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RE: Skin Irritation from headgear
I use a lotion for dry skin that seems to help try it and tell me if it works for you
02-17-2014 07:39 PM
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me50 Offline

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RE: Skin Irritation from headgear
(02-17-2014 05:24 PM)AcmeAce Wrote:  Thanks, I have washed it before, but will continue to wash it on a regular bases. Thanks for all you input. This is a great place to get help with equipment problems.

I don't know this for sure but it seems that if it is too loose that it could rub when you move. If that is part of the problem, just don't make it too tight.
02-17-2014 09:34 PM
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