• Usually an allergic to CPAP mask response will take place the same night of use.
• Best advice if it is a true allergic reaction is to stop using the mask immediately and see your physician.
• Almost 9 out of 10 times, what appears to be an Allergic reaction is quite frequently a bruise or a skin infection because the person has not been cleaning the mask. However only your doctor can make that determination.
• The majority of the CPAP masks in the market today are made from silicone and a few made from some type of gel material. Almost all are latex free.
• Some of the older generation CPAP masks do have some latex in it. Of which we have seen people have some severe reaction to it.
• Speak to the Respiratory Therapist of the Home Medical Equipment Company (DME – Durable Medical Equipment Company). The therapist can suggest alternative masks. In our experience, the therapist knows more about masks than most sleep physicians. However please do speak to your sleep doctor. Keep them in the conversation
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