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COVID-19 pandemic has changed lives drastically. Gone are the days when you move outside your home, do parties, shopping, commute to the office freely. These days you afraid to touch even the milk packets or groceries that come from the market. To ensure the safety measures during the corona outbreak, the Health Ministry has advised people to wear masks when they step out during the pandemic for healthcare. But which face mask is better for health safety? If this question also strikes your mind daily, read the difference between N95, Surgical, and Face masks. But first, let's understand why you need a mask for healthy living?
There is no vaccine in the market for COVID-19; currently, the best way to stay at bay from the lethal virus is the precaution. A face mask covers the mouth and nose. It blocks the infected droplets' release into the air and protects us from flu, virus, dust, and airborne pandemics. It works as a safety shield for all the front line warriors to fight with corona and save people's lives.
When authorities noticed the scarcity of face masks at the beginning of the pandemic, they concluded that N95 is not compulsory for all. People who are going out need to cover their mouths for their health safety. The COVID-19 prevention masks are of three types. Let's explore the details about each of them:
N95 respirator: It is a type of mask that can filter out at least 95% of minute particles, including the coronavirus infected droplets. It is the reason why it is called the N95 mask. Understand its features:
Surgical Masks: Surgical mask is also known as a medical mask. You must have often seen doctors, nurses, and medical staff wear them in the hospital for their health safety. During the COVID-19 outbreak, these masks are suitable to curtail the spread of the virus and help people in healthy living. Understand its features in details:
Home Made Mask: The Health Ministry made it clear that people can wear a homemade or simple cloth face mask. Simple cotton fabric and elastic are used to make these masks. You must have seen many designer masks as well these days. Read its features below:
So, the idea behind these masks is to cover the mouth, nose, and eyes when you are out of your home for health safety. The mask's choice depends on your profession, frequency of meeting the public, and how much money you can spend. Healthcare professionals should prefer the N95; if outgoing is less, you can go ahead with a homemade mask or commute to the office daily or going to places where social distancing is less than prefer a surgical mask.
Where wearing a mask is one of the essential things that help you to prevent coronavirus, there are other effective ways as well:
We at Care Health Insurance offer Corona Kavach Policy that makes you financially and mentally healthy to combat COVID-19. It covers hospitalization and treatment costs so you can focus on your recovery instead of hefty hospital bills. You can avail of a cashless treatment facility for coronavirus (subject to policy terms and conditions)if you admit to a network hospital. We also cover home care treatment expenses under this plan, depending on the severity and policy terms and conditions.
Therefore, wearing a mask, boosting the immune system, taking preventive healthcare measures, and opting for the right health insurance help you to fight against this deadly virus. Stay informed, stay safe.
Disclaimer: The information given in this article is only for reference purposes. Underwriting of claims for COVID-19 is subject to policy terms and conditions.
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