Could I Be Allergic To My CPAP Mask?

  • A slight redness or irritation is common when first using a CPAP mask.

  • Most current masks are latex free but older versions could contain latex.

     

  • Making sure your mask is clean can keep skin irritations to a minimum.

     

  • If the mask does not fit well, it can cause skin irritation.

     

  • A leaky mask can also blow air into your eyes making them dry or teary.

     

  • If the irritation becomes severe or the skin appears to be raw or blistered, stop using the mask and contact your doctor.