Topic of the discussion
Posted on 15/09/2020 12:47
How are you today?
I thought I would open this discussion to talk about masks.
It can be difficult to adjust to wearing a mask when going out, especially for those with respiratory conditions like COPD.
Do you find it difficult to wear a mask? Does it aggravate or irritate your COPD? What do you do? Do you have any tips or techniques to make it more comfortable? Has your GP given you any advice?
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Feel free to share your experiences and advice here!
Beginning of the discussion - 17/09/2020Wearing a face mask with COPD: How to cope with it? https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/copd/living-with-copd/wearing-a-face-mask-with-copd-how-to-cope-with-it-3751
Posted on 17/09/2020 11:20
@Courtney_J It's been hard for me. I already struggle with breathlessness, but with the mask at first it was even worse. My GP recommended that I "practice" wearing it at home where I'm comfortable and that did help. I at least don't have that feeling of panic when I put it on. I also made sure to get one that's moisture-wicking, because once it gets a bit wet from my breath it makes it even worse. I really do try to my best to wear it and make my trips the shops and things quick.
Posted on 21/09/2020 16:19
I only wear it when necessary - entering the Spa Grocers or the Post Office
Posted on 21/09/2020 21:24
Posted on 22/09/2020 13:35
I had difficulty breathing in a mask, But I found a bandana type face covering so much easier to breathe in
Posted on 23/09/2020 18:51
I just wear one when I absolutely need to
Posted on 30/09/2020 10:30
I find a visor much more comfortable than a mask, especially since my glasses don’t steam up
Posted on 01/10/2020 09:42
I bought my two visors online from Amazon. As I recall they were about £5 each, although some much more expensive ones are also available
Posted on 05/10/2020 23:17
I purchased plastic frames that fit snuggly under the mask and off your face.
You can purchase them from Amazon