Summer, sun and heat: What experts advise, to protect, in spite of Mouth guard the skin

Especially on hot days, many people feel that the mouth-nose cover as a nuisance. In fact, this can stress out the skin immensely, if you wear the Mouth guard too long. What you should note in the heat of summer, in the case of a birth or as a wearer of glasses, say experts here.

To contain the Corona of a pandemic, the mouth-nose-coverings are in many places mandatory. Some people feel them as a nuisance, particularly on hot days, and also in other situations, the masks interfere. Here are some tips to help.

Mouth-nose protection in the heat

Many people find Wearing a mask anyway as oppressive. "On warm days the Problem is that you under the mask schwitzt", Dominic Dellweg, physician at the lung clinic Grafschaft Abbey in Schmallenberg (North Rhine-Westphalia) says. The moisture is a favorable environment for pathogens and reduce the permeability of the mask, which is why the Breathe in the event of serious, explains the expert of the German society for pneumology and respiratory medicine.

To wear the mask just loose is not recommended. Instead, it is in exceptional cases, for example, for patients with shortness of breath, helpful to use disposable masks. These are in good protection of air-permeable than fabric masks, says Dellweg.

Protect skin

Who needs to wear his mask every day, know the phenomenon, maybe: The skin is irritated and reddened, or there are pimples. "It is important to change masks regularly and to clean, otherwise it can lead to bacterial infections in the facial area kommen", Prof. Alexander Nast, dermatologist recommends at the Charité Berlin.

Communication with the mask

To look openly in the face, and to understand without words, with masks, is hardly. "Through a mask, which covered more than half of the face is an important sensory channel of communication, or is strongly begrenzt", the Charité-psychologist Prof. Isabella Heuser says. People could no longer interpret the signals from your counterpart so quickly: "It is just tedious and knowledge demanding, what the other says."

Nevertheless, it is important to wear masks, says Heuser: "This helps to reduce the risk of Infection and is a sign of Solidarität". Overall, going to each other more difficult, if you always have to go at a distance. Heuser expects, however, that it was a matter of getting used to, even if the transition period is difficult.

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Birth in the hospital

In the delivery room is the A and O. Still Breathe applied in some hospitals, a Mask for parturient, criticized the Association "Mother Hood". "This makes many women Angst", spokeswoman Catherine Desery says. The hospitals wanted to protect their staff, but this should not come at the expense of women.

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The German midwife Association stresses the importance of the free Breathing during the birth and that this was with the mouth-nose protection only to a limited extent or not possible at all. Midwives and Doctors could be by Wearing a medical mask protected, is not necessary, the Wearing of a mouth-nose mask for the woman.

Hearing AIDS and glasses: wire hanger to use

For people with hearing AIDS, masks can be an expensive pleasure. Because if the hearing AIDS In, or Discontinuation of the mouth, nose and covering behind-the-ear, not hearing the often – because you don’t hear the sound at impact of the device on the floor often. Pedestrians should be vigilant and help.

Also studded glasses over a mask, in particular, can make it difficult for visually impaired people, orientation. An attached wire hanger on the top of the mouth-nose cover can help in these cases – because then less respiratory air escapes to the top.

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