Mold allergies and CPAP

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Mold allergies and CPAP

Postby New to Apnea-land » Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:37 pm

Increases in humidity strongly aggravate my mold allergy and cause eyelid swelling and flushing. I'm wondering how difficult it is to clean tubes and masks with CPAP? What's my best option? Do you put these things into special cleaning equipment or the dishwasher or ...? I'm still deciding what type of appliance is best.
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Postby Jirel » Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:17 pm

There are cleaning instructions with both the machines and the masks. I believe (I'm brand new to mine) the recommendations are mild soap and/or a vineagar solution. I think its soap for the mask and vinegar solution for the hoses. I haven't had mine a week yet so I haven't washed them yet. Several people said they wash theirs in the shower and that may be what I do with mine since my bedroom is upstairs and my kitchen sink which would be best for cleaning is downstairs.
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