I just wanted sleep apnea sufferers who have difficulties with their mask to know about the products and the solutions provided at PAD A CHEEK. You can google the name and find the website. We have helped hundreds of people across the world with comfort issues with their CPAP interfaces. It would be our pleasure to help you sleep better.
You may have a sensitivity to silicone. See your doctor and rule out an infection first. If it IS in fact, a response to the silicone, I have the perfect solution.
My background is that I've been an RN for 24 years (emerg and flight), the better part in education. While at a national women's show in Toronto, Canada, two years ago, I came across the most remarkable product. Its a breathable barrier that rolls on wet and flash dries - looks like a deodorant bottle.... it is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial and leaves a clear dry film barrier that protects the skin and holds our own moisture and oils in...It actually creates a physical barrier so NO silicone actually comes in contact with the patients skin, and it keeps the condensation from the CPAP mask out. Its not a cream or lotion or oil, so its not going to contribute to degradation of the mask. After 2 seconds, its dry and essentially creates an extra layer of "skin"- allowing broken skin to heal. I realized this just three weeks ago... I rolled my face and neck with Skincerity (the anti-ageing masque), and then donned by CPAP mask... then sat BOLT UPRIGHT! I realized after TWO YEARS that this stuff is IDEAL for us - the CPAP users. It doesn't need to be "fitted" and doesn't interfere with the seal one bit. When I realized that I had the perfect solution in my hand and the industry didn't even know about it, I went on a mission.
To ensure that I'm being honest and ethical here, you need to know that I am a distributor for Skincerity because I've never seen anything with such a broad application for skin health. It IS part of my business - but my motivation for contacting you is to "get the word out". I'm considered a product expert with the company and I just want people to know there is another solution out there that is the perfect solution... this is not about me building my business. Its about EVERYONE knowing about this barrier... in fact, there are very few distributors in the US ... we're running like wildfire in Canada... I need as much help as possible to help spread the word... because I KNOW this is going to work for the gross majority of CPAP users. We're using it as its intended purpose as an anti-ageing product, but its also REALLY effective for dry, cracked skin, burns, bites, acne.... and I PERSONALLY know its the perfect barrier under a CPAP mask. I've been using the same CPAP mask for the past 3 years.... no problems... great sleeps... I am happy to reply to individual requests for information via private message or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Just got an email from an RT who was trying Skincerity with a couple of patients - one with a latex allergy and one with excessive sweating. The roll on protective skin barrier worked for both of them... thought I'd pass that on....