A surgical face mask, or commonly referred to as a surgical masking, is designed for use by medical professionals in the surgical process. It is specifically designed to prevent bacteria from spreading in surgical equipment and on surgical patients by capturing airborne particles and fluids from the patient’s face and mouth. A large number of different surgical masks are available in the market today, that include the latest technology in facial protection and safety.
The most common types of surgical masking include the disposable face shield, the disposable nasal mask, and the disposable contact lenses. The disposable contact lenses are disposable and can be discarded as soon as they are used. The disposable nasal mask is available in several different designs to fit the individual patient’s facial contour and size, which make it a popular choice for surgery.
Although these disposable contact lenses have the advantage of being disposable, some patients find that using them causes irritation, discomfort, and allergic reactions. This is especially so in the case of a newborn baby, who has not developed a protective layer of mucus in his mouth and may become irritated and sensitive to these disposable contacts.
There are other advantages and disadvantages of using a disposable nasal mask. Firstly, the disposable nasal mask requires no maintenance and does not need to be replaced regularly. Secondly, the disposable nosepieces do not allow the patient to open their mouth wide, which can cause damage to the nasal linings. Thirdly, the disposable nosepieces cannot be used in airway obstruction and have to be placed in the mouth before insertion into the nasal cavity.
If the disposable contact lenses are not used frequently, they do not provide much protection. Most people find that after wearing disposable contacts for some time, their eyes start to itch and become sensitive to the lenses. This can be prevented by using an eye drops prior to wearing disposable lenses.
While disposable nosepieces are generally safe and effective, they can be irritating to some patients. Some patients will experience difficulty breathing through the nose, while others may experience some pain in their nasal cavity while wearing these masks. Some patients have reported that their eyes may water up and feel like their eyelids are closing during a surgical procedure while wearing these disposable nosepieces. However, all patients can benefit from these disposable nosepieces. Most disposable nosepieces come in either disposable nasal masks or disposable contact lenses designs and are available at various price ranges.