Infection disease doctors warn that face masks need to be replaced, since they accumulate bacteria and viruses if we do not take them off for 24 hours. It is better for your health to wear disposable masks and use them correctly.
After being used for a long time, the mask accumulates pollution and becomes “a wet compress,” explained Health Experts and infectious disease doctors consulted by Revyuh.
Experts point out that people now have been following the easy way: they buy a reusable mask and wear it for 24 hours, two, three days, a week. It is better for your health to wear disposable masks and use them correctly. You have to remove the mask if it is wet.
For people who have lung problems, the doctor advises buying a mask with a valve or filter that allows them to breathe calmly.
As explained by the infectious disease doctor, after wearing it for a long time, a mask accumulates pollutants.
Each breathes with a mask that gets dirty and wet. In addition, other people cough, sneeze, and, therefore, bacteria and viruses accumulate on it if it is not changed for 24 hours, explains the specialist.