No matter how well your mask fits, the nightly pressure from the frame on the bridge of your nose can cause skin breakdown, pain and even sores. The Gecko Gel Nasal Pad from ResMed is a great sleep accessory that protects against skin irritation, red marks, sores and swelling, at the bridge of the nose, caused CPAP masks. In addition the smooth gel pad gradually moisturizes your skin and helps to prevent air leaks in the hard to fit areas at and around the top of the nose.
The Nasal Pad is made from a polymer gel material that is hypoallergenic, silicone free and latex free. To use it, simply apply the pad to your face and place your mask — nasal or full face — on over the pad. There are no adhesives! The winged design of the Pad covers the bridge of your nose and cheeks. Your mask to rests on the pad creating a comfortable, leak free seal.
When you awake after a refreshing nights sleep wash the pad with a mild soap and water and pat it dry for continued use or storage. With proper maintenance, a single Nasal Pad is designed to last for up to a month. Pads should be replaced routinely, just like standard mask cushions or headgear.