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New home CPAP sanitizer

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:31 am
by RayMeece
I have had several pts asking about this item, since they see it on TV commercials now.

Anyone have info on it? Or have experience with one?

How do you answer your patients?

Re: New home CPAP sanitizer

PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:21 am
by RayMeece
anyone have any info??

Re: New home CPAP sanitizer

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:31 am
by RayMeece
come on, surely SOMEBODY has info/experience with this??

Re: New home CPAP sanitizer

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 10:05 am
by picklish
SoClean? We don't stock it, but I have had two patients raving about it. Its not cheap!

Re: New home CPAP sanitizer

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:18 am
by RayMeece
Thanks, picklish. I have had many pts ask about it.

Re: New home CPAP sanitizer

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:25 am
by RayMeece
seems to me like it is overkill. I mean, you gotta clean the "SoClean" regularly , too. And if you clean your CPAP mask and humidifier regularly (yourself), and replace on the recommended schedule, then bacteria really doesn't have a chance to grow. So, the way I see it, you either clean your own stuff, or spend hundreds of dollars, and still have to clean the soClean.

hmmm. Maybe I am missing something here...

Re: New home CPAP sanitizer

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:20 am
by picklish
You've also got to clean the masks before putting them in the SoClean. It does seem like overkill, but then again some of the masks that you see that patients bring it, it probably wouldn't harm them to consider cleaning them a bit more. Or even at all.....

But over here we think using distilled water in a humidifier is overkill - we get a wide range of nationalities at our clinic, but the only patients we get who consider using distilled water are from USA

Re: New home CPAP sanitizer

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:14 am
by RayMeece
Well, I have used distilled water, and highly-filtered water. Don't notice any difference in smell, or nasal problems, or anything like I would expect from tap water. The only difference is the white residue on the bottom of the humidifier chamber when it runs out of water. There is MUCH more from the filtered water, as opposed to the distilled, which is very little.

I should say - I don't clean mine every day - more like every other or 2 days.