(03-18-2013, 09:12 AM)Karla Wrote: Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could help me.
I've been using my Cpap and Zest nasal mask for about two years now, but for some reason two weeks ago I started to get a red mark were the mask sits around my nose, now the skin is flaking on one side, and under my nose is really sore, I have had a few rain outs but I can't see that being a problem,
Can anyone help me?
Thank you for your time
Hi Karala, Welcome to Apnea Board
First you need to let the affected area to heal so does not get infected, have it checked by your GP or skin specialist
Have you tried nasal pillows, nasal pillows have less contact on the face
Wash cushion in soap and rinse well in water after each use
How long since cushion or straps been replaced, cushion do wear out and straps get loose over time.
Mask liner may help, piece of cotton material with hole in the center placed between your face and mask cushion
You can make your own mask liner and there are ready made ones, RemZzzs and pad a cheek
If the rainout coming from the hose, try place machine lower than your bed and get a hose cover/wrap to insulate the hose (you can make your own hose cover using some flannelette sheets/fabric) turn down humidity a notch would help but adding the hose cover might just do the trick
S8 lightweight offers compliance data only (hours of use) and does not offer any efficacy data AHI, leak, etc..
On-line US prices are lot cheaper than rip-off prices charged in Australia
and # 10 ship to Australia: http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...plier-List