A medical facial mask, also known as an anesthetic mask, is designed to be worn only by qualified medical professionals during medical procedures. The dark color of the anesthetic mask is to be kept visible, with the light white layer covering the insides of the face.
While you are wearing this mask, your hands are to be covered so that it does not interfere with the work of the medical staff. The mask must be comfortable to wear, and must be fitted over the whole of the face. Your hair should be tied back under a hat, if necessary.
The mask has to be washed regularly, and it should be dry before you remove it. The manufacturer’s instructions will tell you how often the mask needs to be washed. If the mask does become too wet or sticky, you can easily remove it, by carefully wiping it down with a dry cloth. Do not put anything on it that could make it stick or adhere to the skin.
If you are using a disposable mask, it is important that you clean the mask thoroughly afterwards to remove any residue that may have remained after you removed it. You need to use a soft-bristled brush to gently wipe down the disposable mask.
If you are allergic to latex, you will probably be unable to wear a disposable mask. The disposable mask will have to be changed every hour to prevent the latex from becoming lodged in the eyes. In such cases, your doctor will advise you to use a plastic contact lens.
When you first start wearing the mask, you may find that you feel discomfort in your eyes, especially at first. However, the discomfort will gradually improve, and the discomfort will go away over the course of time.
Although most masks are easy to clean, some are more difficult to clean than others. The most difficult mask to clean is the one that has been used for more than twenty minutes.
You should use warm water to clean the disposable mask. Before you put it on, you may need to apply a mild astringent, if your mask feels dry and tight.
The disposable mask should never be taken out for cleaning without removing it, and you should never wash your face mask in hot water. or soap. The mask should never be placed on clean linen or clean cotton cloths. The mask should always be left on for drying.