When you are sick, you should use a N95 mask. A N95 mask can help reduce your chances of spreading germs to others. It also helps protect yourself from some germs that might cause serious illness.

If you are around someone who is coughing or sneezing, consider wearing a mask if:

  • You have any symptoms of illness (such as fever and cough) or were recently exposed to a person with similar symptoms;
  • You have been exposed to someone with an infectious disease in the last seven days; or

You should wear an N95 mask when you or someone around you is sick. You should also wear it when you are in a crowded place and are worried about getting sick.

If you have the flu, wear an n95 mask anyway. You should also use one if your child has the flu or has been exposed to someone who has the flu.

Wear an N95 mask if there’s even a chance that another person might have TB (tuberculosis), but not just because they’re coughing around you—the risk for transmission is really low until someone’s actually coughing up blood or having difficulty breathing. If a person with TB coughs on you, wash immediately with soap and water (and don’t forget to wash after putting on your own mask).

How to wash the mask

To clean your mask, wash it with warm water and a mild detergent. Rinse the mask with clean water after cleaning to remove any soap residue. Let it air dry before storing.

Wash your hands and remember social distancing

  • Wash your hands all the time
  • Wash your hands when your remove your mask
  • Wash your hands after touching the mask, even if you don’t feel like it (and especially if you do).
  • Remember social distancing! Don’t touch anyone else’s face, or their mouth or nose with anything that might have been exposed to someone who is sick.

Using a n95 mask with a beard

  • If you have a beard, make sure that the mask fits your face snugly. Do not wear the mask if it is too big or too small.
  • When using a mask, put it on before you go outside to avoid exposing yourself inadvertently. Do not wear the mask for more than 20 minutes at a time because this could cause heat exhaustion and other health problems.
  • Do not wear a mask if you are allergic to its material or if you have any skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema; doing so can aggravate these conditions and cause more serious issues down the line.

Where to buy n95 mask

When you’re shopping for a n95 mask, make sure you are buying from a reliable dealer. This can be difficult to determine, as many online retailers have questionable reputations. If you are unsure of where to buy your mask from, try looking for local stores that carry them in case of emergency or purchase directly from the company’s website. If possible, look into contacting the company directly and asking if they sell their products directly to consumers—it may save you money on shipping fees.

By Richard