Children's Facemasks and Sensitive Skin
WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS AN ALLERGIC REACTION TO FACEMASKS?
Your little one might have to wear a facemask if going outdoors and their skin can become irritated by the mask’s material or saliva, resulting in sensitive skin. If they start to have an allergic reaction, please consult your doctor or health visitor. They can help determine whether the symptoms are caused by an allergy or other condition. In addition, please follow these steps to make sure it doesn’t get worse.
USE A GAUZE
It’s recommended to use a gauze on the breathable inner side of the mask, so that the mask does not stick directly to the baby's skin and can absorb moisture and saliva. The gauze should be changed regularly.
REMOVE & MOISTURIZE SKIN
Once you’ve arrived home, remove the mask and clean your tot’s face, applying a hypoallergenic moisturizer.
GO OUT LESS
Reducing your child’s outings and therefore wearing of a facemask is a direct way to reduce the chance of mask use and Coronavirus infection.
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