mrssnorer, when the nose bridge gets irritated/red, it might mean you are over tightening the upper straps too much. Try loosening it a little, but do so when in bed, with machine turned on - and while you are laying in your normal sleeping position. I hope that helps you -
also, if you tried the ResMed Gecko gel pad without luck, there is another product on the market called SoreSpots - your local cpap supplier should know about them, hopefully carry them in inventory.
Let us know how loosening the straps works for you -
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