N95 Respiratory Masks May be Uncomfortable for People with Respiratory Problem
During the endemic crisis where COVID19 is a threat to everyone, people are getting cautious about their health. We have started looking forward to hygiene and sanitization seriously. One thing that has become a part of our life is face respiratory mask. They save us from dust, virus, infection, and any droplets or aerosols that may be harmful.
There are many types of masks available in the market. All solve the same purpose, but N95 is a highly recommended and popular series. This is because it is tight-fitting that leaves no space for air or any particle to enter. You can adjust the fitting by pressing the metal plate on the bridge of the nose. The two elastic headbands also keep the mask firm.
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N95 masks are available with or without a valve. The valve helps in circulating air. The mask is made of multiple layers that allow only clean air to enter through the valve so that the person can breathe comfortably. Well, does that mean the masks without valve deprive us of oxygen?
Survey says people who’re already suffering from respiratory illness may face health issues. However, it has still not been proving 100 percent correct. Although some doctors claim that people wearing N95 mask for a long time may feel uncomfortable because of which their blood level might alter. Smoking, obesity, asthma are some cases where the need for oxygen level is more. Hence, N95 mask which is tightly fit may result in slight decrease in oxygen level.
Hence, few things should be kept in mind while using N95 mask –
- While operating any vehicle it isn’t necessary to wear a mask if there is only one occupant. This is because we keep windows closed to avoid airborne viruses which already reduce the oxygen level in the vehicle.
- Masks are necessary for public places only when you’re unable to follow social distancing. If you’re at a place where there are fewer people and at a distance, then wearing a mask isn’t required.
- There isn’t any need of wearing a mask at home or indoors, as long as you’re at a sanitized place surrounded by safe people.
- Don’t use any mask during physical exercise, walking, or jogging.
The CDC doesn’t recommend the public to wear N95 mask, they always suggest them to go for cloth face covering. These supplies are recommended to be kept for health care workers as well as medical responders. N95 is highly recommended for medical staff because it fits tightly and can filter the tiniest particle or virus which may be available in a clinic or hospital.
Regular surgical masks are also comfortable as they allow air to pass through sides. Homemade cloth coverings and loose masks don’t have breathing issues. Thus, people with chronic respiratory illness should check with their doctors before using N95 masks.