The holy grail of BIPAP
A huge, painful, problem for anyone using a full face mask at night is nose sores. Pressure sores on the bridge of your nose are excruciatingly painful. In fact it’s the sort of pain where even a faint breeze can feel like a nail being banged into your nose.
Henceforth came the quest that every user begins – the search for the Holy Grail of masks.
It’s hard to believe that such a soft piece of silicone from the edge of a cuff, barely touching your nose bridge, could cause a gaping hole! I still can’t get my head around it. Each breath of my vent gives the faintest of touches from the seal. A breath every 6 seconds though soon adds up I suppose.
Nothing to do with clothes – I refer, my friends, to what has become my new look – a whopping red sore that every eye is drawn to should they glimpse me face on. I’ve only had a few weeks in the last 7 months where I haven’t looked like I’ve been on the gin!
I’m going to share some of the things I’ve found that has helped (or not) as time goes on 🙂