• Positive Life Affirmations XI- Masks 101

    Below is a very good YouTube video from a pulmonologist at a NYC hospital.




    Now that it has been recommended to wear masks when in public, there are a few realities. As Dr. Price says in the video above, most transmissions are from hand to face. What can a mask do?


    1. N95 respirator masks need to be fitted for each person’s face. That and surgical masks should be reserved for medical personnel only.
    2. Other facemasks have MODEST protection from respiratory virus transmission. To increase this put a paper towel between you mask and mouth.
    3. The PRIMARY benefit of the mask is protecting others from you in case you are sick or asymptomatic.
    4. Most experts recommend making your own mask. There are plenty of videos online to give instructions. Tightly woven materials are best.
    5. Another benefit of the mask is to remind yourself NOT to touch you face. This includes your eyes.
    6. Bandanas and handkerchiefs are the least effective.


    ON the lighter side, the web site/app TIKTOK has some hilarious videos. All are under a minute and some are very creative.


    DRY HANDS? We have some terrific body/hand lotions. Call and we can arrange non-touch transfer of the products. Anything over $100 we will ship for free.


    Healthy Living,


    Peter McKenna, M.D.




    McKenna Cosmetic Surgery Center . 10577 Montgomery Road . Cincinnati . OH . 45242


    A Cincinnati Magazine “Top Doc” since 1998

    Allergan Top 500 Physician

    Skinceuticals “Flagship” Practice

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