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Will surgical mask protect me from getting an allergic reaction?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

It will definitely decrease the risk of inhaling the allergen but there is no guarantee it will entirely prevent it.
And it depends on the type of mask.

In brief: Maybe

It will definitely decrease the risk of inhaling the allergen but there is no guarantee it will entirely prevent it.
And it depends on the type of mask.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Sean McGhee
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

It might help reduce some of the pollens, dusts and irritants that you are inhaling, but it's imperfect, and you can get exposed through your eyes as well.
If you feel better using it, by all means do so, but i wouldn't rely on it to prevent all symptoms.

In brief: No

It might help reduce some of the pollens, dusts and irritants that you are inhaling, but it's imperfect, and you can get exposed through your eyes as well.
If you feel better using it, by all means do so, but i wouldn't rely on it to prevent all symptoms.
Dr. Sean McGhee
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