Wear An Allergy Mask To Prevent Allergies

Exposure to mold, pollen, dust mites can cause hay fever in allergy sufferers. Runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing are some of the allergic reactions which result from exposure to these allergens. Along with preventive measures to prevent allergen exposure, using an allergy mask can help you to a great extent to prevent allergies.

An allergy mask works by covering your nose and mouth, thus protecting you from allergens. Gardening, moving, cleaning the house – all may put you at risk of allergies. However, using an allergy mask can help you to avoid contact with these allergens.

When To Wear An Allergy Mask?

Allergy mask can be worn when:

  • The pollen count is high
  • Gardening, moving
  • Cleaning the house
  • Vacuuming
  • When the pets are around
  • Walking, jogging

Types of Allergy Masks:

Following are the types of allergy masks:

  • Dust Masks:

    These are ordinary masks which protect you from dust and other allergens

  • HEPA masks:

    These masks are effective in filtering the allergens, as they provide HEPA protection

  • Silk Masks:

    Silk masks are lightweight, colorful and washable

While buying an allergy mask, make sure it allows you to breathe freely. The mask should be of light weight, washable, and should be made of hypo-allergenic material. It should fit comfortably  – the nose area and the chin area should not be too tight or too loose. Most allergy masks come in various sizes to ensure proper fitting.

If you are planning to work outside in activities such as gardening, along with an allergy mask, also wear goggles to protect your eyes from allergens

An allergy mask can help allergen exposure to a great extent. However, if exposed, anti-histamines or decongestants may be needed to treat the symptoms

An allergy mask ensure you stay safe when you are exposed to outdoor or indoor allergens. Get one for yourself to prevent allergies.

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