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P 10 nasal pillow

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mikecar1 +0 points · 23 days ago Original Poster

Hello, I'm new to CPAP, only 7 nights in. The p10 nasal pillow is very uncomfortable to me. It has actually rubbed my nose raw and made it bleed. My nose is so sore it wakes me up at night. Anybody else have this issue? Any help would be great.

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Sierra +0 points · 23 days ago Sleep Patron

I currently use the ResMed AirFit P10 mask and like it a lot. I have tried about 5 different masks and this one is the most comfortable. It does have to be fitted properly. If you use a cushion insert that is too small it will go too far into the nostrils. You want to use the largest size of cushion that still seals ok. I use the Large. You should also check to see that the straps are not too tight. When I first started using it I did get some irritation of my nose from the cushion. I think one's nose needs to toughen up a bit to make it more resistant to irritation. When I was having the irritation I put some OTC 1% hydrocortisone cream on the nose just at the entrance to the nostrils to help with the healing. It should not be used internally. I put it on once a day first thing in the morning after taking my mask off. It should not be used for more than a week or so.

My wife uses a different nasal pillow mask called the F&P Brevida. She likes it better than the P10. It could be an alternative nasal pillow if you can't get used to the P10. It fits a little more on the nose and has a larger cushion.

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mikecar1 +0 points · 23 days ago Original Poster

Thank you for the reply. When I picked up my equipment it had the 3sizes of pillow in the box but the guy at the place kept the same and large because my sleep study paperwork said medium. He should have let me have all 3 just in case I wanted to try another size. I think I will call them on Monday and ask for those other 2 so I could try the different sizes.

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Sierra +0 points · 23 days ago Sleep Patron

Yes, the Fitpack version of the mask should come with three sizes of inserts; Small, Medium, and Large. You may do better with the Large instead of Medium. You want it to sit more on the nose rather than inside the nose.

You may also want to check that there is a SD card in your machine. Some suppliers pull the SD card out. That prevents the machine from capturing the detailed data, and prevents you from looking at it with a software program like OSCAR. You could ask for the SD card as well if it is missing.

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