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stomsf
  Unread post  Post subject: Mask Seal Issues - Air Touch F20  |  Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:38 am

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Hi All --

I've had my CPAP (ResMed AirSense 10 Elite) for about 2 months now and all of a sudden for the last two weeks my mask seal numbers (MyAir, I know but it's easy) are on a steady decline (below 20 for about a month to an average of 50 over the past two weeks). What I've noticed over the past few nights is I'll wake to a dry mouth; that the mask has slid up my face enough to let my mouth open below the mask. I'll wake up, pull the mask back down and go back to sleep -- but the damage has been done. My pressure settings are 4-14 mm HG.

My initial thoughts are, maybe the 30-day life on the mask is right for this reason? I keep the mask pretty pristine, clean it with a wipe every morning and detach from the headgear, then the whole thing goes into the SoClean and I refill the water in the machine.

I'll give a replacement mask a try tonight (got a spare from my Dad a couple of weekends ago) but was wondering if there might be other advice I could get. Thanks all!


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Pugsy
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mask Seal Issues - Air Touch F20  |  Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:27 am
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It's not mm HG for pressure....it's cm to H20 if you want to get real technical....cm for short is good enough.
Sorry for being so nit picky but it's a pet peeve of mine when people don't use correct terminology.

It might simply be the cushion is tired and needs replaced.
It might be the headgear is stretched out and/or needs replaced.
It might be that you have a hole in the circuit somewhere...so test your hose to make sure you don't have a hole or tear in it.


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stomsf
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mask Seal Issues - Air Touch F20  |  Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:56 am

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My bad Pugsy. Mea Culpa.

I'll check the hose and try a new mask tonight.


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diamaunt
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mask Seal Issues - Air Touch F20  |  Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:13 pm
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14cmh2o is 10.3 mmhg

I hope you just bought the soclean, it's a waste of money, return it and get your money back.

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Pugsy
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mask Seal Issues - Air Touch F20  |  Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:00 pm
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I have heard that the ozone is rough on the masks...no proof though.
Just people telling me that the cushions turn funky colors and plastic gets brittle, etc.
I wouldn't want one if someone gave it to me for free.


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stomsf
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mask Seal Issues - Air Touch F20  |  Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:49 am

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Hi Everyone -- well the replacement of the mask and headgear did something -- my numbers improved overnight to 26 L/min. Tonight I'll see if it's just the mask (using old headgear) as an experiment.

Interesting about the SoClean/ozone, diamaunt and Pugsy -- will keep an eye on it and adjust accordingly. Appreciate your insight and opinions!


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