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SoClean Machine

Posted by @duvie, Sun, Apr 1 2:48pm

Hello Everyone,
Many of us who use a CPAP, BiPAP, or other breathing devices have maybe been curious about a SoClean machine that has been advertised on TV quite a bit. I’m not sure but I would imagine that it could also be used for a Trilogy machine or any device which has the same size hoses if their equipped with a water reservoir. We purchased one out of pocket because our insurance did not cover it. It has a certain smell to the hoses after cleaning that many people say is hard to get used to. In the beginning we would disconnect the SoClean and let our BiPAP run for an hour or so to help remove any smell.
Some people say it has a clean smell to it while others say it takes some getting used to but eventually they do get used to it. Knowing that their equipment is free of bacteria gives a sense of comfort.

It works by a small hose coming off the adapter and being placed into the water reservoir oxygenating the water. No drops or chemicals in the water.

The last 2 times Lilbit has been hospitalized we have used our own BiPAP machine in the hospital because Lilbit prefers her own mask. We also brought the SoClean machine to the hospital and the Drs, nurses, and respiratory therapist were all curious how it worked. One therapist asked if we thought it actually cleaned everything. I replied, I don’t know we just have to rely on the FDA information. Has anyone else been interested in the SoClean machine?

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Hi, @duvie — thanks so much for sharing your experiences with the SoClean device. I'm thinking that some of our members who have used a CPAP, BiPAP, or other breathing devices would be curious about a SoClean machine. I'm inviting @jimhd @dawn_giacabazi @beatricefay @flor @deyo5656 @mollyb1968 @hosta @danavs @johnhans @kdubois @mzzmimm and @maureercria to share their thoughts on what you've explained about your experience with this device.

@duvie — has this been easy to use, so far?

@lisalucier

Hi, @duvie — thanks so much for sharing your experiences with the SoClean device. I'm thinking that some of our members who have used a CPAP, BiPAP, or other breathing devices would be curious about a SoClean machine. I'm inviting @jimhd @dawn_giacabazi @beatricefay @flor @deyo5656 @mollyb1968 @hosta @danavs @johnhans @kdubois @mzzmimm and @maureercria to share their thoughts on what you've explained about your experience with this device.

@duvie — has this been easy to use, so far?

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Hello I haven’t heard anything about the SoClean machine so I dont have any idea.

@lisalucier

Hi, @duvie — thanks so much for sharing your experiences with the SoClean device. I'm thinking that some of our members who have used a CPAP, BiPAP, or other breathing devices would be curious about a SoClean machine. I'm inviting @jimhd @dawn_giacabazi @beatricefay @flor @deyo5656 @mollyb1968 @hosta @danavs @johnhans @kdubois @mzzmimm and @maureercria to share their thoughts on what you've explained about your experience with this device.

@duvie — has this been easy to use, so far?

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@lisalucier, It has been much easier than having to place the hose in vinegar. The SoClean is used in conjunction with our Bipap while in the cleaning process.
I do still wash the mask in Dawn dish washing detergent almost daily. We use the SoClean once a week.

@duvie Thank you for the good info on SoClean. My husband uses CPAP and we have been considering purchasing this cleaning device. Cleaning the hose with vinegar is a brilliant idea and at this point an affordable option.

Please note that the SoClean machine only kills bacteria. It does not clean the mask or tubes of dirt, oil or any other material. You still need to wash the mask and hoses. I do not own one, but did look at one and decided not to buy it on that basis.

Thank you so much for your reply. I dont think I would buy it. Flor

I purchased the SoClean 2 and love it. I still clean the hose, mask, and humidifier tank weekly but I don't have to do it on a daily basis which was a problem for me. It was more than I wanted to spend but I feel it takes a little pressure off of me having one more thing to do every day…like having my own personal butler ☺

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