Medical face mask, if used incorrectly are not only useless for protection against the coronavirus, but it can also harm the health. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the therapist Anna Shelpakova.

the Specialist told about the most common mistakes when wearing medical masks. According to her, it is impossible to lower the mask to the neck or chin, as this may result in the contact of its outer side with the internal, that will give the disease access to the body.

in Any case it is not necessary to handle personal protective equipment respiratory alcohol or essential oils, it can cause burns of mucous. At the same time before putting on the mask, the nose can be treated with antiseptic or antiviral ointment.

the Expert said that, if not considered respirators, the best among the masks can be called by those who have the retainers for the nose. They fit snugly to the face and does not leak air.

we must Not forget that one mask can be worn only for two hours. If the cloth mask becomes wet, it should be replaced.

According to the latest data, in Russia there were more than 187 thousand cases of infection with coronavirus. In the country, more than 1,700 people died in the pandemic.