Deep cut on the bridge of my nose

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Deep cut on the bridge of my nose

Postby suki81759 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:29 pm

Hi!
I've been using various CPAPs for nearly a year. I'm a tough fit because my head is very small. The one I'm trying now is simplicity and with the number of straps on the headgear I can actually make it fit. I also really like the nose mask -- it covers my nose. The problem is that the top of the mask hits the bridge of my nose and after a few days, I had a very deep cut. I tried wearing a bandaid over it to protect that area, but it didn't work. I'm now back to an older mask until I figure this out.
Anyone have this issue and know how it can be resolved?

Thank you.
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Postby lktnky » Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:39 pm

I used moleskin to cover a spot on my nose that was being irritated by the mask. You can buy it at Walgreen's for around $3 and there are 3 sheets of it. Cut a piece to fit over your sore/under the mask. I had to use it for a little over a week to give my nose a chance to heal. I found it in the 'feet' section by Dr. Scholl's stuff.
Good luck!
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Postby AAdjuster » Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:31 pm

I used to have that problem tried alot of things to stop it, but it did't work.
Now the bridge of my is like leather, it will get red but no cut's or sore's any more. :-D
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Postby lynn543 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:10 pm

push mask up high as possible on nose and carefully adjust the top part where it pushes against forehead

perhaps you need a larger size mask, they come in several sizes
resmed S6 lightweight, respironics comfort gell mask using CPAP since 1995, no humidifier
during my many years of undiagnosed severe fatigue, no doctor ever asked me if I snored
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