Rousseau21 - I went through this exact problem, I even developed the pimple on the end of my nose described by others. But there are so many benefits with this mask you have to keep at it. It has the benefits / feel of a nasal mask with the safety that those of us with a mouth that tends to drop open now and then need. And you do not need to wear a chin strap.
Anyway, over time I did as described, I let the mask float and this certainly solved the problem. Then I started getting leaks so I dealt with it by tightening the lower chin straps and playing with the tension on the upper straps. It took time to get the right adjustments but I can now feel when I have it right. It is snug to tight around the bottom of the mouth and chin but I can hardly feel it on my nose. I have has zero leeks for nearly two weeks and my nose is never sore any more.
Keep with it. The mask is worth it.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison
I use the Amara View mask and it is the only mask I have used as I am today in day 86 of APAP therapy,
I developed a sore on my nose in the first few days of therapy. I applied Vaseline to the sore before putting on the mask at night and it healed in a couple of days. I did this to a second sore and had the same results.
Then I realized that there is a sweat spot on the mask tension, If it is tight in the upward direction and I get nose sores, to loose and I get leaks. I also found I get blow out around the nose on the high end around 15.8
I don't know if anyone has had success with this mask at high pressure. Maybe a bigger nose would help.
it'll take more than a doctor to prescribe a remedy
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Update I have finally found a fix. I am now cutting a piece of a sleeveless undershirt that covers the top of both nostrils and slightly overlaps the tip of my nose and taping on. It is sort of in the shape of a triangle with a square bottom and it goes point facing down towards tip of nose. Have had no redness or pimples using this solution !
Hi WGSHJR! Can you take a picture of what it looks like? The end of my nose is red with pimples!