2girlsmom wrote:My 9 mo old was nice enough to share her stomach virus with me and her sister... I couldn't even wear the mask much last night because it made me more nauseated... anyway... I have been wearing it and was probably infected before I developed symptoms so I want to be sure I clean it well so I don't get sick again. Should I just do the vinegar/water? HELP... I do not want to keep getting sick...
Although manufacturers recommend using a mild soap for routine cleaning, this is not a routine cleaning. This is due to an infection/virus. I think it will not damage the the equipment to disinfect it once after an illness. I recommend that you ask your local pharmacist to recommend something to disinfect your equipment. Look on cpap websites for the products to disinfect at the hospital and see if anyone locally carries those products.
After I am sick I wipe many things down using a Hibistat hand antiseptic cloth (chlorhexidine gluconate solution and anticpetic isopropyl alcohol). I purchase these at the drugstore (ask pharmacist to show you where to find it). Rubbing alcohol on a cloth would probably work also to wipe off the mask and and hose. rinse the humidifier reservoir with soap and hot water and rinse with extra hot water. Try to avoid products with scents. Rinse everything with hot water this once. Clean the gray filter and change the hepa or fine filter.
Don't forget to clean the phone, door handles, sink, and faucets before cleaning your machine and parts.
I hope the entire family gets over this fast.