A facial mask, sometimes called a medical face mask is designed to be worn only by medical personnel during medical procedures. It is made of flexible silicone that fits over the entire face and is then attached to the mouthpiece. In some cases the mask is used in conjunction with other devices for better protection of the face.
Many types of masks are available for use by medical staff including disposable ones, which are disposable once used and sterilized and those that are used as an aid to a face shield, for instance to prevent splashes during a procedure. There are also masks designed for babies, such as those that protect the face from any objects that may be put into the baby’s mouth. There are masks meant to be used during a recovery process in the case of a patient recovering from an illness or surgery. If there is no wound on the face, the mask can be used during the period of time the patient is healing, as long as it does not cover the nose or mouth area.
The face mask should be used with the assistance of a mask adhesive tape, which is placed on the face mask and applied at one or both sides of the mask. This makes it possible to remove the mask and replace it if necessary. The tape is usually placed on the side of the face nearest the nose, where it will cover the area of the face that will receive the most damage from splashes. Some face masks can be removed and cleaned with soap and water before each use.
If the patient requires a disposable face mask, there are some precautions that should be taken to prevent it from being damaged or leaking. One of the best things that can be done to prevent the mask from leaking is to ensure that it has been properly disinfected with a bleach solution. This bleach solution can help kill any bacteria and microorganisms that may be present in the mask. To remove any stains on the mask, the patient should use a damp cloth to clean the area after every use. When using the mask, it is important that it be kept clean to avoid any staining. When cleaning the mask the patient should use only water and mild detergents.
While the mask is being worn it should be kept away from the eyes. Eye irritations may result from dust or other particles that are caught in the mask. It is a good idea to wear the mask in a bag so that air cannot get inside it. It is also important to check the face mask often to make sure it is working properly. When the skin on the face is being cleaned, it is important to avoid rubbing the skin too hard, especially on the eyelids. The mask should be gently lifted and wiped as needed.
The face mask should be removed when the physician needs to perform any form of surgical procedure, such as a rhinoplasty or ear reconstruction. During these operations the nose and mouth should be protected. It is also important to check the mask to ensure it is not leaking any blood. To prevent the face mask from leaking, it is important to have it changed immediately in case it is torn, cracked or damaged.