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best way to clean the silicone on mask cushions?
#1
best way to clean the silicone on mask cushions?
My F20 cushions don't last very long .. maybe the way I clean them daily?
I use a drop of Dawn dish soap with water .. and dry with a towel.
any suggestions??
thanks
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#2
RE: best way to clean the silicone on mask cushions?
Dawn dish soap is actually pretty strong. Some of the Mask Soap are formulated for use on silicon. I use that or Baby Soap as an alternate.

If you have the one with memory foam, I believe it is famous for not lasting long. But your title says silicone. So how is it breaking down? I use very hot water and mask soap and I do wash daily but I have not seen any breakdown.
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#3
RE: best way to clean the silicone on mask cushions?
1/2 the time I just run warm water over the nasal pillows as I massage with my fingers and air dry,
But at least once or twice a week I will use a mild soap and warm water and then air dry.
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RE: best way to clean the silicone on mask cushions?
I use unscented baby wipes daily and wash weekly with Purdoux CPAP mask soap and dry. Will occasionally use Palmolive or Ivory dish soap. Was told to avoid Dawn but know of lots of CPAP users who use it without any problems.
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#5
RE: best way to clean the silicone on mask cushions?
Hi, cberistain  Don't tell anyone, but I only wash mine once a week.

You could try once or twice a week and see if it makes any difference in the wear you're seeing, or causes a problem with your skin.

Also, are you taking it apart every day?  If so, that might cause more wear than the washing.

Many people seem to just wipe the exterior, which wouldn't require taking it apart.
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#6
RE: best way to clean the silicone on mask cushions?
My F30 cushions (silicone, not memory foam) get washed every day. A drop of dawn on a clean washcloth and some warm water to rinse well. They last me about a year each,
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RE: best way to clean the silicone on mask cushions?
Lucid
I like the idea of not taking it apart every morning. l'll try that 
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#8
RE: best way to clean the silicone on mask cushions?
Jeff8356,

not too, too different to what I'm doing now ... but I like the idea of using a wash cloth instead of using my fingers ( both inside and outside the silicone) ... I'll start doing what you are doing and also not taking the cushion off every morning to do the cleaning.
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#9
RE: best way to clean the silicone on mask cushions?
For 18 yrs I have used Dawn and hot water every morning to clean my silicone masks. My insurance pays for 1 mask a month, so I change monthly. I have used the N20 the last 6 years, Comfortselect before.
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RE: best way to clean the silicone on mask cushions?
(11-26-2022, 05:45 PM)NoDozer Wrote: My insurance pays for 1 mask a month, so I change monthly.

Wow.   And I thought my 2 masks a year was pretty good coverage.. 

My F30's have lasted pretty good out to 9 or 10 months with daily unscented baby wipes and weekly liquid hand soap washings.
After that it seems that the leaks start requiring tighter straps..  at some point it's painful lol.
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