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Using P10 for a year, received new one and now pain!

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QuietBlueVioletYak0998 +0 points · almost 7 years ago Original Poster

I received my CPAP machine a little over a year ago, I used the Airfit P10 nasal pillows with no problems in all that time. Recently I received a new P10 and for the past two weeks I wake up with severe pain in my nose and I even have a sore bloody spot on my nostril.

Doctor tells me to contact supplier, supplier shrugs me off.

What the heck changed? I threw my ratty old pillows and gear out so I can not go back. Sleeping without my CPAP is pointless, I have over 150 events per hour without it.

This is driving me insane.

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wiredgeorge +0 points · almost 7 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

The obvious would be to buy a different type mask. It is doubtful that the designer of this P10 mask changed designs in any meaningful way which now suddenly causes you pain and blood spots. I use a full face Amara View which essentially fits UNDER my nose and not over it and covers my mouth and causes ME (subjective here) NO discomfort. I also get almost zero mask leaks while using a boil and bite mouth guard which prevents my chin from sagging during the night causing my mouth to open. Lots of masks and everyone will find a favorite but if one was causing me to bleed, I would find a totally different mask especially if the replacement mask you are using is identical to the old one in size and conformation.

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sleeptech +0 points · almost 7 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

Is the bleeding from inside your nostril? If so, humidification can help with this. If you do not have a humidifier, try one, and if you do hae one, make sure it is correctly adjusted.

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