(SurvivalDaily.com) – It’s almost winter here, and we’re still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. What began as a few weeks of lockdown, social distancing and people sterilizing everything but their eyeballs has now turned into, “You can’t enter without a mask!” Problem is, these masks seem to create more headaches than they do safeguards.
Are there any viable solutions to the problems associated with wearing a mask? Consumer Reports says there are a few:
Wearing a mask is a key way to help fight the #coronavirus pandemic, but doing so can bring with it acne, fogged-up glasses, and nose and ear irritation.
But there are solutions for each of these issues. pic.twitter.com/fhHfz6I4Fs
— Consumer Reports (@ConsumerReports) August 12, 2020
Glasses fogging up seems to be one of the biggest issues that really annoys people — aside from wearing the mask! Make sure the metal piece is firmly around your nose so the moisture from your breath can’t escape. You can also place a paper towel or tissue inside the very top of your mask or the filter area.
Another issue is bad breath. Who wants to be smelling their own bad breath? If it smells like garlic, and you just ate garlic bread with lasagna, that’s one thing, but if it’s a constant problem, maybe a trip to the dentist would be best. Aside from that, dental hygiene, chewing gum, mints and breath spray should do the job.
Lastly, there’s the issue of forgetting to take the darn things with you everywhere you go. Make fixing this simple on yourself. Most people drive to their destinations, so toss a box of masks in the glovebox; if you’re a woman, you can toss a Ziploc baggie full of them in your purse. You never know when you may be able to help someone else out who forgot theirs.
Speaking of helping, would you know what to do if you were out in public and someone near you passed out? Would you know what kind of help a fainted person would need? It’s never too late to learn.
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