Dream Wisp and sores on nose bridge

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Dream Wisp and sores on nose bridge

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by bwexler » Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:33 pm

Still searching hopelessly for my perfect mask.

Re: Dream Wisp and sores on nose bridge

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by Pugsy » Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:47 pm

Question about your skin tone…..is your skin tone what I would call paper skin. Easily torn? Least little boo boo causes a sore or abrasion or bleeding?

I may have to RISE but I refuse to SHINE.It doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you don’t stop.

Re: Dream Wisp and sores on nose bridge

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by BigNortherner » Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:47 pm

Creams/gels may help lubricate so if damage is from sliding reduce it.

I think older people tend to have thinner skin. But of course complexions vary.

Beware that some people are allergic to ‘tin cure’ silicone, interfaces should be ‘platinum cure’ silicone, but I don’t trust the competence of CPAP interface designers.

Re: Dream Wisp and sores on nose bridge

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by Okie bipap » Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:58 pm

When I first started treatment, my first mask caused a sore on the bridge of my nose. I used a small band aid on it until it healed, then I used a piece of moleskin on my nose every night. You can find the moleskin at drug stores in the foot care area. If you decide that is the way you are going to go, you can purchase it in rolls on the internet. The roll is two inches wide and fifteen feet long. A roll of it will last a long time. I would cut a piece about an inch long and use it on my nose. The respiratory therapist I worked with when I first started told me her husband used the same method to prevent his mask from making his nose sore.

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