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CPAP making my eyes very puffy, drying my hair and skin, causing it to itch - Thanos - 03-14-2019

I have been on CPAP for a couple of months and my eyes have become puffier, my hair is very dry and the skin on my head is itching from the dryness. I have a humidifier set on its default setting of 4. Is this normal and can something be done about it? My F30 mask is not leaking much accordingly to sleepyhead.

Thanks.


RE: CPAP making my eyes very puffy, drying my hair and skin, causing it to itch - Sleeprider - 03-14-2019

CPAP and its humidifier will not affect the dryness of your scalp. It's winter time in most parts of the U.S. and our heating systems will dry out the air. The more difference between inside and outside temperatures, the more the relative humidity drops. You may need a room or whole house humidifier for comfort. As the weather warms this Spring, you should start to feel a difference. Be careful not to over-tighten straps as this can cause the puffiness in your eyes and you may want to consider wearing a thin silk head cover. Read the mask primer in my signature links for how to best fit and wear your full face mask.


RE: CPAP making my eyes very puffy, drying my hair and skin, causing it to itch - Hydrangea - 03-16-2019

Could you rotate the hose elbow 180° so the air is blowing down toward your chin? That helps me a lot.


RE: CPAP making my eyes very puffy, drying my hair and skin, causing it to itch - Mila - 03-19-2019

Periorbital Edema Secondary to Positive Airway Pressure Therapy

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/126501/