Summary of 'Techniques for Comfortably Using Masks' practiced by professionals



Many people who wear masks have had their glasses clouded or their ears hurt. Therefore, specialists in

mounting science , which is a research field focusing on the dissemination of treatment technology, have compiled 'techniques for comfortable use of masks' that are also used by medical professionals who are active in the field.

13 insider tips on how to wear a mask without your glasses fogging up, getting short of breath or your ears hurting
https://theconversation.com/13-insider-tips-on-how-to-wear-a-mask-without-your-glasses-fogging-up-getting-short-of-breath-or-your-ears- hurting-143001

◆ Problem 1: The lens of the glasses is cloudy
Craig Rockwood, who studies implementation science at the University of Adelaide in Australia, and Zoe Jordan, who has worked in the field of healthcare for 20 years, said, 'When you wear a mask, your breath is a lens of glasses. The lens may become cloudy when it hits, but the action of removing the glasses, wiping them, and then putting them back on increases the risk of infection. ' We proposed eight goods to prevent the cloudiness of the mask.

1. 1. Soap water
By watching the following movie, you can see how to actually prevent the lens from becoming cloudy with soapy water and its effect.
How to stop your glasses from fogging up while wearing a face mask --YouTube


If a person wearing spectacles wears a mask without taking measures, the lenses of the spectacles may become cloudy like this.



Therefore, first lightly wet the lens with water.



Next, pick up an appropriate amount of soap ...



Apply to the lens.



Then, a layer of surfactant is formed on the surface of the lens like this. After that, wipe it with the cloth that came with your glasses and dry it well ...



It's almost gone. The area near the frame is slightly cloudy, but most of the lens isn't cloudy, so this doesn't interfere with your vision. However, please note

that the coating may peel off if you use alkaline or acidic materials.



2. Shaving foam
You may not want to get too wet, such as metal-framed eyeglasses. Therefore, if you stretch the Shabink foam used to shave the beard thinly and then wipe it off, you can prevent the glasses from becoming cloudy.

3. 3. Anti-fog spray
Anti-fog sprays developed to prevent fogging of eyeglasses are also commercially available. However, some anti-fog sprays can damage the coating on your eyeglasses, so you need to make sure that you can use them on your own eyeglasses before buying.

Four. Mask with nose wire
Many commercial masks contain a nose wire that you can use to fit your nose. Use this wire to fit the mask snugly against your nose to prevent sighs from hitting your glasses.

Five. Bundling wire
Some people make and wear reusable

cloth masks as a measure against mask shortages and environmental measures. The handmade cloth mask does not contain a nose wire like the above-mentioned commercially available mask, but if you sew a binding wire used for packing electric appliance cords and candy bags, you can substitute it. Can be


6. Medical tape
Some healthcare professionals use wire to close the gap with skin tape, which causes breath to leak from the top of the mask. One of them is Julie Miller, a surgeon who is the chairman of the Australian and New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons Association .



7. 7. Moistened tissue
It is said that medical tape is available at drug stores, but it may not be available or you may get a rash if you use it. In such a case, it is effective to moisten the folded tissue properly and put it between the nose and the mask.

8. 8. Nylon stockings
Victoria State Department of Health of Australia, 'mask If you do not fit, please wrapped nylon stockings from the top of the mask,' said (PDF file) has been teaching . In addition, research by Associate Professor Loretta Fernandez of Northeastern University in the United States has confirmed that wrapping stockings on a self-made mask greatly improves the performance of the mask.


by Loretta Fernandez

◆ Problem 2: My ears hurt
To fit the mask to your face, you need to put the elastic cord around your ears and wear it firmly, but if it is too tight, your ears will hurt. The following three ideas are effective in such cases.

1. 1. Attach a button to the headband and hook it
My ears hurt because a thin string rubs against the back of my ears, so if you attach a button to the headband and hook it there, your ears won't hurt. If you have a headband and buttons, you can make your own, but fashionable idea products such as the following have also appeared.



2. clip
Connect the left and right strings with clips as shown below ...



If you wear it by stopping it at the back of your neck, you can wear the mask without catching the string on your ear.



3. 3. Year saver
Clips are cheap and easy to get, but I'm a little worried about their durability. So, the plastic 'ear saver' that can be made with a 3D printer ...



A 'mask band' that can be made by hand is also devised.

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