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Karla Offline

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Machine: S8 lightweight 2
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher&paykel zest
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CPAP Pressure: 12
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Post: #1
Sore around
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 Smile
Karla (Australia)
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03-18-2013 08:12 AM
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DocWils Offline

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Location: Switzerland

Post: #2
RE: Sore around
Could be dermatitis caused by rubbing or infection, if you haven't been keeping the mask clean and relatively sterile. I'd see your GP or dermatologist for a cortisone cream and check your mask for irregular edges or any build up of bacteria.

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03-18-2013 08:20 AM
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Labrat0116 Offline

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Machine: RESPIRONICS DS950HS SV System One 50 Series
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro
Humidifier: RESPIRONICS
CPAP Pressure: 7-15
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: Complex (Central and Obstructive) Sleep Apnea, Type 2 Diabetic

Sex: Male
Location: Troy, Ohio

Post: #3
RE: Sore around
(03-18-2013 08:20 AM)DocWils Wrote:  Could be dermatitis caused by rubbing or infection, if you haven't been keeping the mask clean and relatively sterile. I'd see your GP or dermatologist for a cortisone cream and check your mask for irregular edges or any build up of bacteria.

It may be Impetigo. Impetigo is a Staph/Strep infection that does require Antibiotics. It is also very contagious.

I recently had a Sleep Study done and did contract Impetgo from the Sleep Lab's mask! Got an infection right on the bridge of my nose where the mask was resting.

They obviously did a very poor job of sterilizing the mask from the last Patient! Can you say NASTY!

Was I pissed ? Heck yea I was!
(This post was last modified: 03-18-2013 09:10 AM by Labrat0116.)
03-18-2013 09:09 AM
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DocWils Offline

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Location: Switzerland

Post: #4
RE: Sore around
Yup, could be as well - either way, see your doc.

DocWils (formerly Wilorg)

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03-18-2013 10:04 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #5
RE: Sore around
Hi Karla,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
What others have said so far.
Best of luck to you.

trish6hundred
03-18-2013 10:09 AM
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Shastzi Offline

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Humidifier: F&P HC150 with Hybernite heated hose.
CPAP Pressure: 15cm-20cm H2O (auto)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: CMS50-F wearable Oximeter; Software: SPO2 Assistant

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Post: #6
RE: Sore around
Welcome, Karla!
Good idea to get the lesions checked on, just to be sure.

"With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." - Thomas Foxwell Buxton

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03-18-2013 11:24 AM
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zonk Offline

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Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010 but diagnosed years earlier

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #7
RE: Sore around
(03-18-2013 08:12 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 Smile
Karla (Australia)
Sleep-well
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
Supplier #2 and # 10 ship to Australia: http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...plier-List
03-18-2013 02:40 PM
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Shastzi Offline

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Other Comments: CMS50-F wearable Oximeter; Software: SPO2 Assistant

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Post: #8
RE: Sore around
For some spot first aid you could try a dab of Neosporin/Polysporin and a small square bandaid on the nose.
That should help in till you can get it looked at.

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03-18-2013 06:37 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Nuance (non-pro)
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CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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Location: western NC, USA

Post: #9
RE: Sore around
How long have you had this current mask?

Wash it well. Let it air dry completely. Use something as a barrier between your skin and the mask like one of the mask liners. Someone here makes their own out of old t-shirts.

It is odd that it is a mask you've used a long time and just now having issues with it. Ask the supplier what has changed with the mask. New material or new source for them? We can become allergic to anything at any time, no matter how many times we have previously used or consumed it. Go to your regular doc and have the spot checked out.

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03-18-2013 07:09 PM
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Karla Offline

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Mask Make & Model: Fisher&paykel zest
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Post: #10
RE: Sore around
Thank you all so much for your help, I'm going to give it ago, start with washing it again :-)
Thank you again you are all very helpful :-)
03-19-2013 07:49 AM
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