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What type of mask is this?
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What type of mask is this?
[Sorry if this is a daft question but I'm a new user and I'm finding the terminology a bit confusing. I'm finding the whole thing confusing and overwhelming honestly but that's another post. Anyways this is what I've got:

   


Package calls it a "under the nose nasal mask" but I think I've seen it referred to as a nasal pillow elsewhere. But I've also seen the kind with the 2 little prongs that go into your nostrils called a nasal pillow:

   

But on the wiki for this site that one is referred as a "prong type" I believe? I'm all confused.


Anyways....what am I using here?
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RE: What type of mask is this?
The top pic is a Phillips Dreamwear nasal cushion, the bottom is a nasal pillow.

The Dreamwear nasal pillow will also fit in the frame of the top pic.

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RE: What type of mask is this?
The mask you're using is technically considered a nasal mask. It's similar to the ResMed N30i nasal hybrid mask I use. 
It's a hybrid in that compared to the traditional nasal mask, it doesn't cover your nose, but rather sits just under it like a cradle. 

The bottom pic with the prongs is considered a nasal pillows mask.
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RE: What type of mask is this?
One thing that confuses me is that the replaceable part that fits up against your nose in the mask in the first photo is called a nasal cushion, whereas the replaceable part with prongs is called a nasal pillow.  As if pillows were somehow prongier than cushions!   Too-funny   

Mnemonically, I guess one can use the P in pillow and prongs to remember which is which. 

(Technically a nasal prong mask is yet another type that fits deeper into the nose, but I think those are rare.)
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RE: What type of mask is this?
Even the people that sale these mask components get the terminology wrong along with there pictures. You should always know part numbers and only buy accordingly.
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RE: What type of mask is this?
(01-15-2023, 05:04 PM)Nightynite Wrote: Even the people that sale these mask components get the terminology wrong along with there pictures. You should always know part numbers and only buy accordingly.

You're certainly right about the terminolgy being confusing!
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