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elbie Offline

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Machine: ResMed Air Sense 10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Phillips Resperonics WISP
Humidifier: part of Air Sense 10
CPAP Pressure: 12.5 to 14 cm of water
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Wyoming, USA

Post: #1
Surprised WISP mask problem
I have had my best AHI numbers using the WISP mask, but the mask has caused major bruising and soreness on the bridge area of my nose. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there a "cure" for the bruising?
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PS: No laughing at the pic is allowed!
09-18-2016 04:49 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

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Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #2
RE: WISP mask problem
Hi elbie,
Not laughing! That looks painful.

Do you have a full face mask or even a nasal pillow mask you can try until that heals? If you keep using the Wisp, it will continue to be irritated and not heal.

The mask does not fit you correctly or you are wearing it too tight. I also suggest you see a doctor, he/she may give you an antibiotic ointment to use.

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09-18-2016 05:41 PM
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SideSleeper Offline

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Machine: PR DS560HS REMstar Auto-A Flex+ +
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp & Dreamwear
Humidifier: Respironics System One
CPAP Pressure: APAP 11-11
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Western Oregon, USA

Post: #3
RE: WISP mask problem
The Wisp is made to be worn fairly loose. I can hardly feel mine. Suction keeps it tight, not tightening the straps. If it is the wrong size that could be a problem. I had a little paper sizing thing in my mask bad--hold it up to the base of your nose and it tells you what size you need.
09-18-2016 07:32 PM
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elbie Offline

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Posts: 13
Joined: Sep 2016

Machine: ResMed Air Sense 10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Phillips Resperonics WISP
Humidifier: part of Air Sense 10
CPAP Pressure: 12.5 to 14 cm of water
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Wyoming, USA

Post: #4
RE: WISP mask problem
Those of you that answered. Have you liked this mask?
I agree that the size may not be correct - especially since in the pics of it I've seen, the mask seems to actually sit higher on the nose than mine does.
09-18-2016 10:23 PM
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Spy Car Offline

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Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp
Humidifier: Internal
CPAP Pressure: 7-13 AutoSet
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Use Mac OSX

Sex: Male
Location: California

Post: #5
RE: WISP mask problem
Hi Elbie,

I'm new to this (about a month in), and have been using a Wisp mask. I would second the advice to loosen the mask and maybe try a different size. Did you get 3 size options with the mask?

I am going to get a new mask tomorrow, a pillow-style P-10, not because I don't like the Wisp (I do) but have a window for trying options and want to find the best one for me.

Bill
09-18-2016 10:33 PM
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Crimson Nape Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: P-10 / F&P Simplus / DreamWear
Humidifier: H5i w/Climateline
CPAP Pressure: 8 - EPR 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CMS-50F & 50IW

Sex: Male
Location: Georgia

Post: #6
RE: WISP mask problem
elbie,
If you decide to use the sizing guide for this mask, you might encounter a common problem. I'm being a little proactive here and outlining the steps to get an accurate guide.
  1. Save the PDF file to your computer first. Don't print it from your web browser as it can shrink its size.
  2. When printing from Adobe Reader, go to the print options and make sure that Actual Size is selected. The default is set to Shrink to Fit.
  3. Only use the guide if the ruler on the guide matches that of a ruler you have laying around.

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09-18-2016 10:44 PM
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elbie Offline

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Joined: Sep 2016

Machine: ResMed Air Sense 10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Phillips Resperonics WISP
Humidifier: part of Air Sense 10
CPAP Pressure: 12.5 to 14 cm of water
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Wyoming, USA

Post: #7
RE: WISP mask problem
I got the mask from the therapist at the hospital which has been supplying my equipment. She gave me the s/m. Apparently there is not just small or just medium. How far up on your nose does your WISP sit? You can tell by my welt where mine is.
Elbie
09-18-2016 11:37 PM
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JamesW Offline

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Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: In built
CPAP Pressure: 6-10
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Sydney, Australia

Post: #8
RE: WISP mask problem
I tried a Wisp mask and found that I was in between a small and medium size. I went back to my F&P Eson medium and it's all good. Pity because the Wisp headgear is pretty comfy too.

James
09-19-2016 02:39 AM
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RWSENGRG Offline

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Machine: RESMED Aircurve 10
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher Pakel Simplus
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CPAP Pressure: 13-18
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Location: Portland, Oregon USA

Post: #9
RE: WISP mask problem
Two things I have used to get a good seal with reasonable comfort are: 1. The CPAC Comfort Covers available on Amazon (I am not selling them or benefitting from their sale, only passing on helpful information).

2. Try sticking moleskin to the silicone plastic where it contacts your face. This gives a better seal, in my not very humble opinion, and a much more comfortable interface between your face or nose and the CPAP mask - AND will enable you to loosen your headgear straps for greater comfort and less bruising on your nose.

I had a similar situation, but with a different mask, several years ago, and it resulted in a serious infection that left an interesting scar on the bridge of my nose. Good luck.
09-26-2016 09:11 PM
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elbie Offline

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Joined: Sep 2016

Machine: ResMed Air Sense 10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Phillips Resperonics WISP
Humidifier: part of Air Sense 10
CPAP Pressure: 12.5 to 14 cm of water
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Wyoming, USA

Post: #10
RE: WISP mask problem
I was told to stop using the WISP until my nose healed. I was loaned a nasal pillow, and I really like it. AHI numbers vary from 1 to 3. I can sleep on the side of my face (which I prefer). I am suppose to go back and try a different sized WISP but am now wondering if I shouldn't stick with the nasal pillow. Why mess with something that works. (I do have to wear a chin strap with it but I had to do that with the WISP as well.)
Elbie
09-28-2016 10:33 PM
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