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I am using the Sift FX nasal pillow. It works well for me, but my skin gets a little red under my nostrils. Is there anyway to prevent this?
PR System One REMstar Auto CPAP Machine
PR System One Heated Humidifier
Respironics Insulated Hose Cover
ResMed Swift FX
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I started out for about 2 months using the swift Lt nasal pillows and my nose also got red and sore. I had to use the syr gel for awhile. You can purchase it anywhere. It may be by the nasal sprays. Well any way, the redness and soreness will go away. Your nose is not use to having a foriegn object in it. I hope you do well. I had problems with mine. Not from the soreness but other things. I like the resperonics softgel nasal mask better....Good Luck
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I've got it, too. I have the Optilfe nasal pillows and I have developed a red sore between my nostrils. I checked multiple Walgreen's and couldn't find the Ayre Nasal gel, so I've ordered it from drugstore.com. Until that arrives I've put a cortisone cream on the affected area during the day, and am adding KY to the mask at night. My hope is that this will keep the irritation down to a very minimum.
Mild Sleep Apnea- AHI 10.4-85% untreated oxygen sat.
Respironics M-Pro w/humidifier Pressure setting: 10
Optilife Nasal Cushions and head gear
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I find washing the nasal pillows every day helps prevent the redness. Also, make sure that the straps are not too tight - use the air filling the pillows to keep them snug against your nostrils. I also use a pain relief cream that contains an antibacterial (available from any good drug store). I got the Ayr nasal gel from CVS - it's a very small tube, but a little goes a long way. Don't be looking for a huge pack, although the one I got looked like it could hold at least a couple of tubes.
Diagnosed September 2009, Respironics System One w/ C-flex and humidifier
Aloha nasal pillows
Not a medical professional, just a patient with severe OSA (31) who has done a lot of reading.
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- Year Diagnosed: 2009
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