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GBMC: How to Avoid Skin Irritation While Wearing a Mask in Warm Weather?

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PROTECTIVE MASK & OUR SKIN

Wearing a mask is important for stopping the spread of COVID-19, but it isn’t a comfortable experience for most people. As temperatures increase, face masks may become sweaty and hot - possibly even causing skin irritation. People must continue to keep our masks clean and dry, for comfort as well as safety. Melvin S. Blanchard, MD, FACP, Chairman of the Department of Medicine at GBMC offers tips on which masks or facial coverings would be best and provides some strategies to help make wearing a mask more bearable in warm weather.

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