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Masks Can Help Seasonal Allergies

by mdsassociates
Thu, Jun 3rd 2021 08:00 am

Products for respiratory protection against seasonal allergens

While washable cloth masks and disposable healthcare masks do a awesome job of protecting wearers from unwanted viral particles, studies show face masks can also be very effective at filtering common airborne allergens which typically hover around in much larger size and consequently are easier to block. Tree pollen, for example, is about 800 times larger than the coronavirus.

Even before the global health event, allergists advised patients with severe allergies to wear a mask outside, especially for prolonged activities like gardening or yard work.

To reduce symptoms during the allergy season, experts suggest that masks be changed or washed frequently to avoid trapping allergens on them.

Masks should be pulled over the nose, mouth, chin and sealed tightly using the adjustable noseband. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends washing a cloth mask after each use. It is also important to find a mask that doesn’t irritate the skin. Individuals with sensitive skin may react to dyes in some fabrics masks. We have surgical or medical-grade masks available with sensitive skin and anti-fog features.  With high counts of pollen and the global health event still lingering it might be a good idea to double up and cover up before venturing outdoors.

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