Scientists have not been sure for many years, whether the face mask is effective in preventing the spread of viruses or bacteria. However, a recent study published in Thursday's health magazine suggests that masks to help prevent them, especially the winter, colds and flu are approaching.
Research has shown that masks are very effective in preventing the spread of viral infections, preventing 80 percent of infection spread among family members.
If you're thinking about masking protect from infection, there are two types:
Facial mask "Facemasks"
Often, doctors, nurses and dentists deal with patients, and these masks prevent large droplets of body fluids that can contain nasal and oral escape viruses and protect from sneezing and coughing. The disadvantage is that these masks do not prevent the inhalation of small molecules moving in the air.
Breathing masks "N95"
The diesel engines are designed to protect against small particles in the air that may contain viruses. Breathing masks are often used when painting or handling toxic substances, and health workers protect them against infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and anthrax. Generally, respiratory masks are more effective in preventing influenza viruses from normal masks / faces.
Instructions on wearing the appropriate mask:
* Wear a face mask when you are near a 6-foot sick person.
* Repair the mask in place above your nose, mouth and chin.
* Try not to touch the mask again if you wear it unless you remove it.
* Wear your face mask before going out if you have a flu.
* If you have a flu or need to look for a doctor, wear a mask to protect others in the waiting area.
* Think about wearing a mask in a crowded room if the flu spreads around you or if you are in danger of contracting flu.
* When finished with the mask, throw it and wash your hands.
Do not reuse the face mask.