A face mask, also known as a nasal strip or fit, is typically used as a primary prevention treatment for sinusitis or rhinitis. It reduces swelling of the lining of the upper respiratory system (the maxillary sinus) and provides increased airflow through the nose. Nasal strips and other face masks came in various fabrics and thicknesses to address the needs of every patient. Choosing the right one for your situation depends largely on your medical condition, any allergies you may have, and your level of comfort.
A face mask is typically a thin cloth mask worn directly over the nose and cheeks, either during the morning or evening hours. The amount of skin to be covered depends largely on the time of day and how often the wearer works or plays. While face masks can be worn daily, they are most often worn during the evenings after hours when symptoms tend to subside. Wearing them during the daytime can help reduce facial wrinkling and make the wearer appear younger.
A face shield, also referred to as a nasal splint, is worn by a healthcare professional to protect the lower part of the respiratory tract from debris and bacteria that can easily enter the body through the air. Face shields are commonly worn by healthcare workers to prevent the entry of dust, debris, or other particles. They are often used in healthcare facilities and public settings such as schools, retirement centers, clinics, elder care facilities, and hospices.
Face masks to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses by confining the wearer’s airways to a narrower opening. Some forms of face masks can be used as general solutions, while others are specifically intended for reducing or stopping the spread of particular pathogens. General solutions include those that can prevent the spread of all kinds of bacteria, virus, fungi, and other irritants. These include common allergens like dust, pollen, mold, and cigarette smoke.
Some healthcare professionals use face masks to prevent the spread of colds and the flu. This is because many people can become infected with colds and the flu after coming into contact with the germs that cause them. In public places such as schools and retirement centers, face masks may also be required for children who attend those facilities. The same is true for anyone who works in a health care setting where he or she must frequently come into contact with patients.
Face masks are sometimes required by doctors and other medical staff who work in medical facilities. Medical staff typically requires the wearing of face masks in a surgical setting due to the serious nature of the work these professionals do. Face masks to protect not only the staff but patients too, preventing the spread of infection. Face masks can also be required for anyone who works in a hospital environment and works with patients on a regular basis. Face masks are also sometimes used in a food service setting in restaurants to prevent the spread of bacteria or food items.