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Cloth Face Mask
C-pap cloth mask (others take skin off my face) has air blowing in eyes all nite. Only on #6 power. Adjust and adjust... Help! ideas?
Get a real Rx: I appreciate your zeal but we can do better. I start with topical clindamycin, plus benzoyl peroxide if there aren't a lot of blackheads or a retinoic acid derivative if there are. A woman is often cleared by the oral contraceptive pill. If it's harder to manage, i add a systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more
Do not know: Most masks are a combination of salicylic and or glycolic acids, with or without benzoyl peroxides, none of which are easily found at home. Other masks are simply drying mud based. ...Read more
Working with lead using gloves got some on arm from soldering can't see it cause for concern lead contamination use fAce mask goggles washed arm after?
To worry, or not...: Don't chew on leaded objects. Think about the men and women who make their own rifle and pistol cartridges with bullets and gunpowder. Then, they go over to the shooting range and fire off 50-100 rounds every week. Afterwards, they clean and oil their weapons. There's lead residue everywhere. These adult men and women are just fine. They don't eat the lead, and they remember to shower up each day. ...Read more
Precaution: It is a good precaution to wear a face mask if you have any symptoms or signs of upper respiratory infections such as influenza. By preventing respiratory droplets from reaching people around you, the likelihood of transmission will decrease. A good self-hygiene (strict hand washing) is also very important. ...Read more
Depends: Depending on the severity of the epidemic, and on how the disease spreads, consider wearing a face mask if you must go into a crowded area or be within six feet of others. ...Read more