A cloth face mask, also called a nasal mask, is a thin mask worn directly over the nose and cheeks, often made of common, washable textiles, such as cotton blend. If physical distancing isn’t possible, and if other effective facial masks aren’t available, cloth face masks are ideal. They are extremely comfortable and can be worn all day long – even to sleep. Read on for more information!
Originally used by Chinese doctors to prevent nose bleeding and prevent snoring, the “covid-19” method is also known by the name “dry mouth”. Essentially, by restricting the flow of air into the nose and blocking some of the airway, this simple device reduces the amount of moisture in the mouth. While it doesn’t remove the taste of the liquid, if you’re drinking it, the lack of moisture in the mouth will make you thirsty quicker. As with the closed-joint versions, you can open the piece of equipment to let any moisture to escape, but the concept is basically the same.
One of the most common places to wear these masks is at public clinics. The goal there is to limit the transmission of the flu and other infectious agents, so that everyone is symptom free. Unfortunately, clinics aren’t the only places that have outbreaks of these illnesses; schools, businesses, homes, and even public transportation systems are in danger of contracting pandemic influenza. To help reduce the risks of spreading this deadly virus, keep your children and others in your community healthy by wearing a face mask.
Dry-joint masks are often used as well. Typically worn during the winter months, these pieces of equipment to fit snugly around the head and neck, either completely covering the nose or reducing much of the peripheral vision. They’re worn throughout the year, but especially in the colder months, when the threat of cold weather is more prevalent. Many physicians prefer to use these over full face masks because they offer a more comfortable seal. Some full-face masks, on the other hand, can be too constricting and restrictive, resulting in greater irritation and the need to constantly adjust the straps.
There are also less obvious dangers involved with the wearing of face masks. During windy days when the mask can become hung up on a chimney or flue, for example, a “cowl eye” is often the first response of those exposed to the wind. In order to protect their eyes, many people will instinctively lean in wind gusts to shield their faces from flying debris. Unfortunately, not all people see this side of a flue or chimney, which means these openings can easily become a common place for infectious organisms to breed.
Another potential problem comes from airborne allergens. Allergic reactions may occur from merely breathing in someone else’s sneezes, dust particles, or pet dander. If there is no other obvious air pathway through a home, people who frequently change out of their bed linens or wash their face masks could be breathing in allergens that travel through the air. This can lead to an individual’s allergy symptoms becoming more severe, even when the wearer is keeping up a clean air environment.