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itch right after getting mask on...
#11
I usually get a small itch right on the top of the nose. I look at it as a way of making sure I turned on the machine. If I feel the airflow when I reach under the mask, then I am good to go. I have been known to get up at night, hit the can, put the mask back on and forget to turn the machine on. Big Grin

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#12
Have had it happen a few times. With nasal pillows, it is maddening! I try to wiggle the pillows a bit to relieve the itch, but only manage to create a bad seal, then leaks. So have to get up anyway, take mask off, take care of itch and start over. Annoyed-and-disappointed
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#13
If you have itching in your nose, it might be the hair in your nose causing the problem.
As far as using powder, I would think that might cause the mask not to seal, just a thought.
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#14
my nose itches just reading this
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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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#15
I just did some scratching as well, my nose itch usually is on one side or the other of the exterior surface, where air collects and swirls slightly when I use my FFM, it is the area that is not touching any mask parts. also, I find I must check my skin for those nearly invisible hairs, and pluck them. high maintenance!

I also put my mask on without the tubing, for a few minutes, to validate that I am not going to get itchy immediately.

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#16
We could well do with some kind of joy-stick probe device installed on the mask with a scratcher on the end of it. I'd buy one. While were at it, I'd like a quick air dump valve on the mask so I could mark the time on the graphs when I want to record some event, such as changing sides or rolling over to my back, etc. That would be a handy thing and very easy to insert in the air hose. I just pull the mask away from my face now to get that spike mark on the graph but that often upsets the seal and requires some hassle getting it back in place properly. A dump valve would be great and a person could make multiple spikes to stand for different acts.
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#17
(03-20-2015, 02:22 PM)quiescence at last Wrote: I do a preemptive rub and scratch. It works about 75% of the time.
I do that too. I also just put on the mask loosely without turning on the machine, and wait for the itch. Then I can remove the mask and scratch at my heart's content. If the itch doesn't start after a few minutes, then I lie there and wait for it. Sometimes my brain plays a cruel joke and no matter how long I wait, it never comes until three seconds after I cinch the mask. Can't win.

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(03-20-2015, 08:36 PM)surferdude2 Wrote: While were at it, I'd like a quick air dump valve on the mask so I could mark the time on the graphs when I want to record some event, such as changing sides or rolling over to my back, etc. That would be a handy thing and very easy to insert in the air hose. I just pull the mask away from my face now to get that spike mark on the graph


Great idea. I was thinking along these same lines. I just figured out a day or two ago that I have a quick release elbow on the front of my mask...


General reply:

Glad to hear I'm not the only one.

Well not glad to hear that you all have to go through it too... you know what I mean. Smile

The coffee stirrer tip sounds good. Much better than a coat hanger!
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