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Sleep Apnea and Memory Loss
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Started this discussion. Last reply by JudiElise Feb 7, 2009.

Allergy to CPAP Mask?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by MB Gibbons Nov 15, 2012.

 

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MB Gibbons replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"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…"
Nov 15, 2012
MB Gibbons replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"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…"
Oct 16, 2012
Berna Moran replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"Please ask your doctor for an anti-fungal cream.  I think it will answer all your problems.  I spent months looking for alternative masks for my daughter who has Down syndrome and had the same problem with blisters, fissures and horrible…"
Mar 29, 2011
Agnes Tippery replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"I am having trouble with the new masks also. but I am writing to you re: dry eyes, dry mouth. Have you been checked for Sjogrens Desease?"
Mar 29, 2011
Karen Moore replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"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…"
Jan 3, 2011
John Walker replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"I was one of the original posters on this thread over a year ago. However, I just realized that I had never shared something that helped my problem - I got the cpap mask wipes that come in the containers that look like baby wipes, and those helped…"
Sep 20, 2010
Berna Moran replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"Bob. The sleep weaver is good for those using the nasal mask only - for those needing a full face mask, the problem remains. My daughter does not have any problem now that we have the prescription fungal medication. She uses it periodically, when…"
Sep 20, 2010
BOB GOMER replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"I was also having any allergic reaction to the silicone sleep mask by Resmed. My sleep Specialist chanaged me over to a SLEEP-WEAVER NASAL MASK and my itching and rash went away. I am very happy with the Sleep-Weaver Product and the conclusion was…"
Sep 20, 2010
Berna Moran replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"Please ask your doctor for a prescription to treat fungus. My daughter had the same problem and after a few days using the fungal cream her rash and sores went away. she now only has to use the cream when the rash begins to reappear."
Sep 19, 2010
Berna Moran replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"Dory - please ask your doctor for a prescription for a fungal cream. Some people develop a fungus - my daughter did and we tried every mask, every cream (some of them made it worse)_ and finally found that it is a fungus. Her nose became bulbous and…"
Sep 19, 2010
Bonnie Stalter replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"I determined that i am sensitive to silicone itself. avoiding it.. just heard of friend who had terrible problem with breast implants .. and had to remove them for similar reasons."
Feb 28, 2010
Karen Smith replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"I don't use dish detergent on my mask. I use soft soap or baby wash. I always wash everything before I use it. Clothes or anything before I wear it. But even if I don't get red skin form it, my skin will still burn when the mask touches…"
Feb 28, 2010
Bonnie Stalter replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"NICU nurses use with babies and wash them with peroxide. some use baby wash.. do not use dish detergent. on them.. those from China a problem, some spray put in mold to release it. that is what has to be washed off.. before use.. i stopped…"
Feb 27, 2010
Karen Smith replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"When I got my mask, i did wash mine. I do everyday. But I still have a red face. It is frustrating."
Feb 27, 2010
Agnes Tippery replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"I use Probasics full face mask since last sumer sometime. Before that I used a small over the nose mask, but my mouth got to dry, so I switched to the full face. I got a terrible rash from the new mask. Finally went to a dermatolgist. He said the…"
Feb 27, 2010
Karen Smith replied to MLT's discussion Allergy to CPAP Mask?
"I also have the same mask. Where it touches my skin, makes my nose real red like rudolph. Sounds funny but really it is not. I always clean my mask the way the therapist told me to. I am a very clean person and always keep my face cleansed. I…"
Feb 24, 2010

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