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Welts from straps

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tania +0 points · 2 months ago Original Poster

Hi guys looking for suggestions on how to avoid welts from my straps. I use the Phillips amara view which I really like. But every morning I wake with big welts across my cheeks which take 3-4 hours to go away. They don’t appear tight I can easily slip my fingers under them. I’m sick of going to work looking like i have been up all night participating in some weird fetish.

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Turquoiseturtle +0 points · 2 months ago

Welts or depressions? Welts would suggest a contact dermatitis. Good hydration helps with depressions. Even if tension is just right on the straps, if you sleep on one, it will leave a mark.

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Sierra +0 points · 2 months ago Sleep Innovater

There are soft wraps sold for the Swift FX mask that might work to cushion the straps.

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tania +0 points · 2 months ago Original Poster

Yes more of a depression.

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Biguglygremlin +0 points · about 2 months ago Sleep Commentator

I didn't see the last comment till now.

It brings this discussion directly into the realms of a previous one, although hopefully less permanent.

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This issue is of no real concern to me but for those who are concerned about their appearance I would advise that they own a selection of masks with significantly different support and strap configurations and cycle between them on a weekly or monthly basis.

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Sherry +0 points · about 2 months ago

There is a product called "Pad-A-Cheek" that has worked great for me. I am in the cosmetics industry so that has been a large issue for me. https://www.padacheek.com/ Additionally, if you or anyone has concerns about their straps causing friction on their hair, you can use a 100% silk scarf to wrap around the straps of the mask to protect your hair.

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Kippy +0 points · 20 days ago

I use a ResMed AirFit P10 w/nasal pillows. To prevent the head strap from making deep depressions in my face...I purchase 100% cotton oval makeup/cleansing pads. The oval pads are large enough that I cut one pad in half and use the halves for a week or more. The inexpensive product is called Swisspers premium ovals. They come 50 in a pack and I purchase them at Walmart in the isle where you'd find other types of makeup/cleansing pads.

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