Why a Surgical Face Mask?
A surgical face mask, also called a facial mask, is used by medical professionals during medical procedures. It’s designed to protect patients and healing personnel from infections by capturing bacteria and shedding from the patient’s mouth and nostrils while removing liquid droplets from his or her eyes. These masks have been used for thousands of years, as evidenced by artifacts of past civilizations, such as the mask of Tutankhamen found in Egypt. The purpose of these masks is to keep people breathing safely while they are treated.
A surgical face mask is a medical product that has been specially designed to fit over the nose and mouth of the person wearing it. They are often made of a disposable material such as plastic and have a disposable filter that collects droplets of mucus. A disposable filter, usually made of clear polyethylene, collects the fluids that may come from an asthma attack, or are from tears or other injuries that may occur while healing. Filters are placed inside the mouth before the skin is pulled into the nostril. The disposable face mask is then removed and a fresh mask placed on top. This process continues until the patient feels better.
These surgical products are not only used by hospitals and medical equipment manufacturers, but by other health care professionals. A dentist can use them when giving patients anesthesia. An air ambulance pilot uses them to reduce the possibility of flying with smoke in their eyes. An emergency room nurse can use them to prevent infections from spreading in their mouth while administering medication. While they are not intended for patients’ eyes, these types of products are used to cover them for patients who need to see objects up close. These masks can be used as part of eye protection.
Since face masks are not used by children and infants, they are rarely used for medical products for this age group. However, there are some products on the market that use this type of filter as an option. These products include baby safety devices, infant prams and crib liners.
Because the purpose of a face mask is to keep an individual breathing safely, many people find them uncomfortable and unpleasant to wear. This can make them an ideal Halloween costume choice for trick or treaters. Other costume options include a pirate, an angel, a clown, or a witch. Others even enjoy the novelty of having a disposable face mask that they can dispose of after their trick or treater gets bored.
Although these products are used in the medical field, many manufacturers allow users to use disposable face masks at home. They are available in a wide variety of styles and colors to accommodate various needs, including black, blue, white, and red.