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Will mask wearing help prevent the common cold?
Posted by: samintx
Date: November 29, 2020 10:26AM
I have been thinking the spread of the common cold is people sneezing. Coughing just breathing and washing your hands and wearing a mask might reduce the chances of catching so any colds.
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Re: Will mask wearing help prevent the common cold?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: November 29, 2020 10:35AM
Yes. Cold and flu.

But lots of colds come from surface-contact (touching a doorknob and then touching your face), and prolonged proximity can negate the effectiveness of a mask. So, keep washing your hands and keep your social distance.

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[www.livescience.com]

Donning a face mask — either a surgical mask or a P2/N95 respirator mask (high particulate filter mask) — boosts protection from severe respiratory illnesses such as influenza and SARS, say researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). These masks are not necessarily the same as the dust masks that some people use when cleaning or doing construction work.

In the study, adult mask wearers in the home were four times more likely than non-wearers to be protected against respiratory viruses, including the common cold...




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Re: Will mask wearing help prevent the common cold?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: November 29, 2020 10:52AM
Sam,

Yes. The cold virus spreads in the same manner as the flu, covid-19 and a zillion other viruses. Proper washing of hands. Face coverings. Cleaning and sanitizing surfaces. Physical distancing. All of these steps will help prevent you from catching a cold (and a slew of other illnesses).

Robert
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Re: Will mask wearing help prevent the common cold?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: November 29, 2020 11:32AM
Yes. In Asian countries you often see people wearing masks for this reason. This year it’s the fashion accessory the whole world has embraced.



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Re: Will mask wearing help prevent the common cold?
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 29, 2020 02:06PM
Hong Kong's first wave resulted in a pause on COVID and early ending of their flu season.

I hope one tiny positive out of this would be for people who feel sick at all to wear masks in the future.
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Re: Will mask wearing help prevent the common cold?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 29, 2020 07:06PM
.......cold hands.....warm heart......????



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Re: Will mask wearing help prevent the common cold?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 30, 2020 09:35AM
Anecdotally, wearing a mask has helped kept me cold-free this fall.



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