The moment we come out of our house we are instantly exposed to different viruses and bacteria that is around us. We could pass by people who are sick or ride a cab that is never cleaned, thus if we do not wear a medical/surgical mask, we make ourselves vulnerable to different types of diseases.
One concerned user recently shared the proper use of surgical/medical mask so we can maximize its use.
A medical mask or surgical mask is loose-fitting masks which cover the nose and mouth of the one using it, and it has ear loops or ties on both sides so that the back of the head can hold it. It is a tool utilized to prevent the disease, germs or bacteria from spreading and also serves as the barrier from getting illnesses and bacteria from other people.
If you notice, the surgical mask has two sides. The blue and white one. There are actually specific purposes as to what side you should use.
If you are sick and you don’t want other people to catch any infections from you, the inner part should be the white one and the outer should be the blue.
On the other hand, if you don’t want to catch any infections from other people and you want to protect yourself from the diseases that might enter your immune system, have the blue are on the inside and the white are on the outside.
The blue or colored side of the mask, according to her, prevents fluids from going inside your mouth or nose, while the white one is the filter that blocks any micro-organism from entering when you’re inhaling and exhaling.
The post has earned a lot of comments from the netizens. Many people were also very thankful for the information she shared since they’ve been using the mask wrong all these years.
In addition to the post, people are also advised to make sure they wash their hands first with soap and water since it is one of the major parts of the body that can transmit the viruses and bacteria. They also warned the public to never re-use or share the face mask with others since diseases could be transferred this way.
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SOURCE : Pixelated Planet