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Itchy nose wakes me many times per night

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ConvivialOcherCamel8845 +0 points · about 7 years ago Original Poster

I have a resomed air curve 10 BPAP which I like fine. But the full face mask wakes me with an itchy nose multiple times per night. Just rubbing my nose resolves the problem. I have no facial irritation where the mask contacts my face and it does not contact my nose and its only the very end that is irritated. I have tried various lubricants, washing and soaking the mask all day, cleaning with various stuff and I have a So Clean which did not help at all. I think it may be the latex out gassing whatever makes latex. I tried two different sizes of Dreamweaver the cloth facemasks but I could not get either one to seal...however I did not get an itchy nose with this cloth device..just does not seal. I tried putting fabric between the mask and my face but that did not work. This has been going on since day one and on a new machine, new hoses etc. ANY IDEAS???? thanks J

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Ruby +0 points · about 7 years ago Sleep Commentator

I have nose itches too and wear a full face mask. You could be allergic to the substance the mask is made of so it might be that you could do an allergy test to find out. It could be that you have always had nose itches but before wearing the mask, you didn't wake up when you scratched. Now you have to take the mask off or at least move it which requires you to be awake. Just a thought. Let me know how it goes.

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barbz +0 points · about 7 years ago

My nose will give me trouble in the beginning of the night. I use a liner made from an old 100% cotton t-shirt. What helps me with the itchy nose is a CRAFT type popsicle stick. I stress the CRAFT type as the edges on these are much smoother than a real popsicle stick. I just slide it under my full face mask and rub my nose. I would not do this if half asleep as you could poke your eye!

I keep telling myself to rub my nose good before putting my mask on...but rarely remember.

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