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itch right after getting mask on...
It's happened 3 out of 4 nights so far. Just get the mask on, sealed good, then relaxed and comfortable... Then zing.... There's an itch somewhere under the mask that I can't get to.

I've never had a cast before, but feel like I can relate to someone getting an itch under a cast.

The first couple of times I just had to go scratch it, but now I try to wait for it to pass. So hard though. Nervous

Why can't the itch come before I get the mask on?! :grin:
03-20-2015 10:20 AM
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RE: itch right after getting mask on...
(03-20-2015 10:20 AM)worn_out_in_lebanon Wrote:  It's happened 3 out of 4 nights so far. Just get the mask on, sealed good, then relaxed and comfortable... Then zing.... There's an itch somewhere under the mask that I can't get to.

I've never had a cast before, but feel like I can relate to someone getting an itch under a cast.

The first couple of times I just had to go scratch it, but now I try to wait for it to pass. So hard though. Nervous

Why can't the itch come before I get the mask on?! :grin:

Because it is your mind working on you. Oh-jeez I have had the same happen earlier on but now it happens only rarely. Huhsign Smile

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03-20-2015 10:31 AM
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RE: itch right after getting mask on...
Oh, I hear you. Every night I have an itch right beside my nose under the mask.

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03-20-2015 10:51 AM
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RE: itch right after getting mask on...
It's a medical condition... It's called "Murphy's Law Syndrome." Google it........ Or maybe not.
03-20-2015 11:23 AM
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RE: itch right after getting mask on...
Had it happen a few times. Definitely murphy's law.
03-20-2015 11:51 AM
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RE: itch right after getting mask on...
I wiggle the mask a bit and the itch usually goes away. If not, I get up, wipe my face and the mask and go back to bed - no more itch.

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03-20-2015 12:19 PM
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RE: itch right after getting mask on...
You can try to use some powder on the areas the mask touches your face. This might help with the itching
03-20-2015 01:05 PM
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RE: itch right after getting mask on...
try shaking the skeeters out of your mask before putting it on... Bigwink

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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03-20-2015 01:16 PM
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RE: itch right after getting mask on...
(03-20-2015 01:05 PM)Nyre Wrote:  You can try to use some powder on the areas the mask touches your face. This might help with the itching

It would at least keep the mask from having an itch.
03-20-2015 01:23 PM
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RE: itch right after getting mask on...
I do a preemptive rub and scratch. It works about 75% of the time.

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