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My child has cystic fibrosis and I am concerned about his grandfather who has cardiac failure and is often sick. Should he wear a mask?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
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In brief: CF infections

A child with CF may experience flare ups of their symptoms during viral illness or community acquired bacterial illness.
It is best to stay at least 6 feet away to avoid inhaling any infected material. In addition, good hand washing, use of hand sanitizer and not touching your nose or face will help avoid infections. I hope that his grandfather feels better.

In brief: CF infections

A child with CF may experience flare ups of their symptoms during viral illness or community acquired bacterial illness.
It is best to stay at least 6 feet away to avoid inhaling any infected material. In addition, good hand washing, use of hand sanitizer and not touching your nose or face will help avoid infections. I hope that his grandfather feels better.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Perhaps

This depends upon what illnesses your child with CF has developed and whether they are ill when around granddad.
It certainly will not hurt him to wear a mask, but may interfere somewhat with the relationship between he and the child.

In brief: Perhaps

This depends upon what illnesses your child with CF has developed and whether they are ill when around granddad.
It certainly will not hurt him to wear a mask, but may interfere somewhat with the relationship between he and the child.
Dr. Martin Raff
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