Weakened Immune System Mask
Many of our customers include those with respiratory issues or reduced immune system strength, and those who wish to have some protection when visiting the doctor, hospital patients, or the emergency room. Some of our customers include individuals who are being treated for cancer in various ways, but are well on their way to recovery. They are looking for added protection from airborne germs or contaminants that could challenge their weakened defenses. Many of our customers include families who have a patient living in their house and wish to provide masks to those who enter the premises. Breathe Healthy masks help to provide an added measure of respiratory protection and can be worn for longer periods of time with greater comfort than other masks. Our masks are not for patients who have had their immune systems completely destroyed and are just beginning to recover. Simply ask your doctor if our masks are appropriate for your situation.
Special Care Instructions for Breathe Healthy Masks worn by Patients
First, it is important to discuss with your Doctor whether our masks are appropriate for your current stage of immune deficiency. Where the immune system has been completely destroyed, your physician may recommend that your mask be changed every 4 hours with the old mask being discarded. Obviously, a disposable mask will be appropriate in those circumstances. For those individuals well on the way to recovery, Breathe Healthy masks can be washed in the washing machine or by hand in hot water and then, if desired, dried in a dryer. However, it is essential that the mask be placed in a washable fabric bag/ pillow case to prevent the plastic slides from hitting against the sides and breaking. Because our masks are made of fabric, the Dryer will eventually cause our masks to shrink. However, because of the surgical type design, multiple layers, sizing and adjustable fit, you will find that your Breathe Healthy Mask, even with this cleaning process, will continue to fit effectively for weeks/ months of daily washing. Because it is not practical to operate a washing machine solely for a mask, it is suggested you consider buying multiple masks to allow for days when you are not doing laundry. Also, after handling a mask that has been worn, it is important to wash your hands as germs can accumulate on the mask surface.