(07-09-2012, 11:33 AM)dfhudson53 Wrote: I'm still trying to understand why I should bother to wash the water canister at all.
I notice that I get an invisible slime on mine, so I rinse it out every other day or so, and fill it with fresh water. I use filtered water, not distilled water.
I'll run it through the dishwasher every few weeks or so, too. Note, though, that I have the PRS1 so mine is easy to remove and wash. My insurance company replaces mine every six months.
Quote:The other thing that leads me to be skeptical about some of the "daily cleaning" recommendations ...
I agree. I think it's mostly manufacturer paranoia. If a patient gets sick from a bacterial infection and tries to sue them, they can claim, "Hey, we warned ya' to wash it every day!"
I wash the hose once every week or two. Same with the mask. I do wash the nasal pillow more frequently, though.
I'm not saying that everyone should be as cavalier about washing as I am. I'm just being honest about how often I wash my parts.
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