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.