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westhouse1983 Offline

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Machine: Resscan S9
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Post: #1
Itchy Nose
I have been waking up in the middle of night with a very itchy nose. I would be be grateful for you any solutions to this frustrating problem?

Thanks.
07-25-2013 06:38 AM
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tfm0891 Offline

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Post: #2
RE: Itchy Nose
What kind of mask are you using ans what is your humidifiers set at?
07-25-2013 06:55 AM
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westhouse1983 Offline

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Machine: Resscan S9
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed FX
Humidifier: Resscan
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
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Post: #3
RE: Itchy Nose
tfm0891, thank you for getting back to me.

I am using the FX Mirage mask. As to the humidifier settings, I will have to check when I get home this evening but believe that I have the setting in the higher range; indeed the inside of my nose has a tendency to get dry easily.
07-25-2013 07:07 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #4
RE: Itchy Nose
Hi westhouse1983,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
They make a moisturizing cream for CPAP users, you can find it at any of the suppliers listed here on the board. It doesn't have patrolium in it so you won't run the risk of breaking down the silicon in your mask cushion. Another thing you could try is HPA lanolin cream, (found in the baby isle of most stores,) no patrolium in it either.
You might also try turning your humidifier up a notch and see if that helps with your dry nose.
Hope this helps and Best of luck with CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
07-25-2013 07:59 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
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.

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #5
RE: Itchy Nose
Hi tfm0891,
WELCOME! to the forum.!

trish6hundred
07-25-2013 08:02 AM
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Zorki1c Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
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Post: #6
RE: Itchy Nose
I have been using Aloe Vera gel around my nostrils (using pillows) Seems to work well.

"Sometimes the magic works . . . and sometimes it doesn't" -- Chief Dan George in the movie Little Big Man
07-25-2013 08:43 AM
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RonWessels Offline

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Machine: REMstar Auto AFlex DS560TS
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ComfortGel Blue
Humidifier: REMstar Heated Tube DS6T
CPAP Pressure: 11 - 20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CMS50F Pulse Oximeter

Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #7
RE: Itchy Nose
Let me actually back up a second here. Itchy where? Outside of the nose? At the nostrils? Just inside the nose (ie. within scratching reach)? Or far into the nose?

For anything that is scratch-able, I simply lift up my mask and scratch, then replace the mask. I don't find the need to fully remove the mask and turn off the machine.
07-25-2013 10:43 AM
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