What is Cloth Mask?
Cloth face masks provide a barrier for infectious agents like bacteria and viruses from entering through the mouth or nose. They completely cover the mouth and nose of the user.
These masks are not intended for medical use as they do not reduce the transmission of the disease. But need to be worn in public to reduce the community spread by asymptomatic persons.
How effective are Cloth Masks?
As these cloth masks are less effective than the surgical and N95 masks; they are recommended to be worn only during epidemic conditions and are not considered as personal protective equipment.
In healthcare setups, the cloth masks are used on patients to reduce disease spread through respiratory droplets. They are the preferred choice of health workers only when the surgical masks or respirators are unavailable.
The cloth masks are recommended as the last option for surgical masks because these masks have very low filter efficiency and as these masks are self-made they do not follow any standards or regulations.
The cloth masks provide 2-ply protection, that is they have two layers. These masks fit over the nose and mouth perfectly since they have elastic ear loops and further provide basic protection to the wearer.
It is recommended that the cloth masks should be washed regularly after every use.
Make of Cloth Masks
The cloth masks are made from pure cotton. Some of the cloth masks use viscose and spandex as their material.
Benefits of Cloth Masks
- Machine washable
- Easy and comfortable to wear
- Economic to buy or make.
Where to buy Cloth Masks?
Cloth Masks are available in Hyderabad at:
TrueCare Surgicals (Store 1)
Address: H.No 1-100, G2, Hitech City main road, Opposite Indian Oil Petrol Pump, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081.
TrueCare Surgicals (Store 2)
Address: Nizampet X road, Near Sri Holistic Hospital, Behind Vasireddy Swagruha Foods, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana 500072.