However, after following the logic that mold needs more than just moisture to grow, I have not worried so much about daily drying of the hose. That is, until yesterday. When I disconnected the tube of my mask (the Aura - whateve rit is called) from the CPAP hose, I noticed a black dot inside the end of the CPAP hose. On closer inspection, it sure looked like mold or maybe mildew to me.
I washed the hose well with hot water and Ivory liquid. My husband told me that would not kill the mold. So, I looked online for reasonable mold killers, and the one that came up is vinegar. According to what I read, straight 5% white vinegar will kill 82% of molds. So, after washing the hose, I will soak that darn thing in straight vinegar, then wash it again to remove the acid from the surfaces in case that could be harmful to it.
Anyone have any other good ideas for mold control?
|Machine: PR System One REMStar 60 Series BiPAP Auto + Heated Tube Humidifier Core|
|Humidifier: PR System One 60 Series Heated Tube Humidifier with Heated Tube|
|Additional Comments: Encore Pro Analyzer, Padacheeks, ComfortSleeve|