With Phase 0 active and Phase 1 of deconfinement on the horizon, the mask becomes an essential element on the streets when it comes to sports and walks, and also mandatory if transport is used. Of the different types of masks, perhaps the cheapest and easiest to see on the streets is the disposable mask, which is usually blue (or green or yellow) on one side, and white on the other. This is: the hygienic mask. If here we already explained what the characteristics are and how the mask should be put on, today we present the viral video of a doctor who has given his tricks to prepare the mask with a simple process, which will allow it to adapt perfectly to the face and even put an end to the annoying fogging of glasses for those who wear glasses.
The steps would be these:
1. First you have to make a fold in the middle of the mask, leaving the waterproof part, which is the colored part, facing out.
2. After this we must manipulate one of the elastic bands and make a knot so that it is as close as possible to the beginning of the fabric. After this, do the same with the other rubber.
3. The next step is to take the upper edge of the mask, the one with the malleable guide, and manipulate it until it adapts to the shape of the nose.
4. Then you have to put the remaining pointed corners inwards and put them inside the mask.
5. Finally, you have to put the mask on your face and then readjust it so that it covers your nose and chin.
What mask to use
The Government, following the recommendations of the scientific community, suggests that healthy people without contact with the coronavirus make use of the hygienic mask model, always together with the recommendations of physical distancing and hygiene from the Ministry of Health.
These masks cover the mouth, nose and chin and are provided with a harness that can go around the head or be attached to the ears. They are made up of one or several layers of textile material and can be reusable or single-use.
Meanwhile, for those people who have been infected, who have symptoms or who are positive asymptomatic, the use of surgical masks is recommended, which must have a mechanism that allows it to fit closely over the nose, mouth and chin.
These masks, which are the ones used in clinical settings, limit the transmission of infectious agentsbecause they are designed to filter exhaled air, so their mission is to protect those around the carrier by preventing viral spread when sneezing, coughing or talking.
And those of the PPE type are recommended only for people in contact with the coronavirus, as well as for vulnerable groups and always under medical prescription.
These serve to create a barrier between a potential risk and the user, filtering the inhaled air and preventing the entry of contaminating particles into the body. Depending on the degree of protection, they can be of the FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3 type . The filters they contain against particles can also be of three types: P1, P2 and P3.
In the case of healthy children from the age of three and without contact with COVID-19, Consumption recalls that there are hygienic masks in sizes according to age, up to 12 years of age, and asks that adults supervise the placement, use and removal of these.
In any of the cases, Consumption insists that the masks are only a protective complement and that it is essential to continue complying with the rest of the preventive measures recommended by the health authorities.