Skin irritation and rash from wearing a CPAP mask is preventable. Waking up with a pressure sore on the bridge of your nose can be painful. Even worse is are the unsightly marks made from your CPAP mask that are difficult to disguise. The primary reasons to skin irritation or pressure sores are due to fit and cleanliness. There are a variety of reasons why you may get face irritation at the bridge of the nose or other locations where the mask touches the face. Outlined below are the reasons for skin irritation and treatments to reduce or remove any rash from wearing a CPAP mask while sleeping.
If the mask continue to cause a rash or discomfort speak to your doctor or CPAP equipment supplier. Got any tips on how to reduce skin irritation when using a CPAP mask? Let us know as a comment below.