Can A Face Mask Help You To Prevent Corona Virus?

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that has sent the whole world into panic mode is still spreading uncontrollably. As there are no vaccines or medicines available for this disease, people are really worried about their lives. This disease is spreading to more countries and the death rates are increasing at an alarming speed.

In this serious situation, the best we can do is try to protect ourselves from this widely spreading virus attack. Remember that preventing this disease is the only possible remedy available for you in this situation.

How Can You Prevent This Disease?

World Health Organization (WHO) has given a lot of guidelines for us to follow for preventing this virus from entering your body. COVID-19 mainly spreads by coming into direct contact with people who have this disease. It can also spread if you come into contact with the respiratory droplets produced when a person infected with this disease coughs or sneezes. A person can also get this disease if he touch his nose, mouth, or eyes after touching a surface that contains virus.

Therefore, it is important to prevent this virus from entering your body through air, or through contaminated surfaces. Washing your hands frequently with soap or hand rub will help you to eliminate the virus in your hands if there is any. If this is not possible for you, then use an alcohol-based sanitizer for cleaning your hands. This will also help you to kill the virus present in your hands. Make sure not to touch your mouth, nose or eyes after touching other surfaces.

For preventing the virus from entering the body through inhaling the respiratory droplets produced by the infected person, it is better to wear a protect face mask. This will help you to ensure that the virus does not enter your body through your nose or mouth by inhaling the respiratory droplets.

When To Wear A Protect Face Mask?

The World Health Organization has given some guidelines for helping people to know when to wear a protect face mask. Based on these guidelines, you have to wear a mask in the following circumstances.

  • A healthy person only has to wear a mask only if he/she is taking care of another person who is suspected of having corona virus infection.
  • Make sure to wear a mask to cover your nose and mouth when you are sneezing or coughing.

WHO reminds that wearing a mask can be effective only if you also clean your hands using an alcohol-based hand rub, soap or sanitizer. Also, if you choose to wear a mask you should be aware of its proper use and disposal.