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The "Henry Waxman" look - an issue with nasal pillows?
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(11-20-2012, 05:01 PM)Sleepster Wrote: Think about those people who stretch parts of their bodies such as their ears or their lips by inserting different types of rings and other such ornamentation. If that can cause permanent deformation I'm sure nasal pillows can do the same. Personally, I don't care. I'll trade a huge pig nose for a good night's sleep.

P.S. Has anyone had to increase their nasal pillow size after a while?

I tried the Large over the Medium after 22 months. The large were presenting leaks though so I went back to the medium. I believe I found the issue to be the last shipment of nasal pillows were are bit more stiff causing irritation between my nostrils. I since use a cream now, its helping.
Tim
Finger Lakes Region, NY
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#12
am I missing something here
the pillows suppose to rest on the nostrils .. not goes inside
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#13
No, nasal pillows go inside the nostrils. Not far in, but enough to form a seal. All of mine go up to the first ring.
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(11-20-2012, 08:21 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: No, nasal pillows go inside the nostrils. Not far in, but enough to form a seal. All of mine go up to the first ring.
suppose would be the wrong size ... if goes any further Dont-know not pillows user

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#15
The way it would widen the nose is that flared out ring. It pushes against the nostril but won't fit so it widens the nose hole.

And first ring means first ring from the goes out point, not the first ring closest to the rest of the mask!
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(11-20-2012, 05:49 PM)big_dave Wrote: They've found a cure for Henry Waxman Syndrome but it's worse than the problem, and you'll need to switch to a different mask.

http://www.freakingnews.com/No-Nose-No-E...2561-0.asp

So that's what it's like to get punched in the nose really hard. Ouch.
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#17
Well, another day went by and my nose-holes haven't shrunk all that much. Oh-jeez

Maybe I should apply moisturizer to my nostrils at night to help the shrinking process along... Thinking-about I guess the older you get, the less elastic your skin becomes. Not good. Sad

This is really a bummer because I like nasal pillows a LOT better than my nasal mask. Confused
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(11-20-2012, 08:19 PM)zonk Wrote: am I missing something here
the pillows suppose to rest on the nostrils .. not goes inside

But they push upward on the nose, giving you that pig-nose appearance.

This is all really just a joke. I doubt the effect is real. If it were, you'd have to keep going up a size in your nasal pillows, eventually reaching XXXL. Dielaughing
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#19
heck, at that point, just stick the hose up there and call it done.
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#20
You'd need two hoses, with a "Y" connector.

Or perhaps an extra CPAP machine. One for each nostril! Thanks
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