LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)- Whereas sporting a masks isn’t preferrred, it does have some advantages aside from slowing the unfold of COVID-19.
Well being specialists say face masks may also help some individuals with their seasonal allergy symptoms.
The masks may be good at filtering out pollen and allergens within the air.
Some masks could also be more practical than others for allergy victims.
“The surgical masks particularly filter out the smaller particles within the air and really plenty of the allergens within the air are larger than the dimensions the masks would filter out so sure any airborne allergen may assist sure people who’re allergic to pollens,” mentioned Dr. Erin Morcomb of Mayo Clinic Well being System’s Household Drugs Division.
Dr. Morcomb says material masks may also be efficient, however they may not filter out smaller particles to the identical extent as a surgical masks.
And take into accout, for individuals with eye allergy symptoms, masks gained’t have a lot of an impact.
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