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Basic things to consider while using a mask

https://www.webmd.com/lung/coronavirus-face-masks#1
  1. If You Are A Healthy Individual and taking care of a infected person or going to a crowded place, it is advised to wear a MASK.
  2. Clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water as soon as you touch it or when you remove the mask.
  3. While removing, remove it from behind.
  4. If you are alone, pull it off.
  5. At home ? Do not use it if not required.
  6. You can reduce the use of it while isolating yourself most of the time.
  7. Experts say – prolonged use of masks should be avoided as they lose effectiveness.
  8. If used for longer time, ensure it should not suffocate you.
  9. Choose appropriate shape & size. It should not be so tight on your face.
  10. Longer use of a mask causes headache and face pain. You may start feeling weak & uncomfortable.
  11. Do not re-use single-use masks & dispose it properly after use in a closed dustbin.

It is recommended to use a mask as a precaution when you are observing illness like cough, fever, or some respiratory issues.