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Wearing a mask all day increase the risk of getting sick b/c germs can get in and breed in your coughing n sneezing?You might adjust your mask and take it off so you will be touching an infected area.

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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: Not if used properly

Wearing a mask helps cut down the possibility of sharing germs between people.
To be effective it must be changed every hour or so as it is no longer effective once to gets wet from your breath. If you are sick the best thing to do is not wear a mask, but stay home and recover rather then risking exposing other people.

In brief: Not if used properly

Wearing a mask helps cut down the possibility of sharing germs between people.
To be effective it must be changed every hour or so as it is no longer effective once to gets wet from your breath. If you are sick the best thing to do is not wear a mask, but stay home and recover rather then risking exposing other people.
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine

In brief: No

Wearing a standard face mask is usually effective in keeping others from getting what ails you plus (perhaps) reduces your risk of getting a respiratory illness.
N95 or other certified filter masks work if your face fits, but you only wear them in the presence of an known or potentially infected person(s).

In brief: No

Wearing a standard face mask is usually effective in keeping others from getting what ails you plus (perhaps) reduces your risk of getting a respiratory illness.
N95 or other certified filter masks work if your face fits, but you only wear them in the presence of an known or potentially infected person(s).
Dr. William Walsh
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