If you experience skin sensitivity from your CPAP mask, here are some tips you can try.
CPAP cushions are usually made out of silicone for comfort but it can cause skin sensitivity for some patients and some people a silicone allergy. If you’re allergic to your CPAP mask stop using it immediately and look into options that use gel material instead of silicone.
Clean Your Mask
Ensure you are cleaning your mask regularly with mild soap and water to remove facial oils.
Use a Lubricant
Use petroleum jelly to create a barrier.
Use a Mask Cover
Try a mask cover or one of the following items below. These are all helpful to create a comfortable barrier to reduce skin irritation, facial sores, chafing and red marks.