Mask and sore throat
We all are well aware that to maintain hygiene, we have to keep ourselves and our surroundings clean. But most of us make the mistake of not washing our masks regularly to reduce the risk of exposure to germs and bacteria.
As a result, the bacteria, virus, dust and allergens accumulating on the mask can lead to sore throat. These particles tend to reside on the mask when you use them without washing for a long time. The tiny particles pass on to the throat, causing irritation and strain. People with weak immunity and those allergic to dust or pollen particles are more prone to this reaction.
Furthermore, when people wear a mask, they have to speak louder for others to hear them clearly. This can also put unnecessary strain on the throat, leading to irritation.
What should one do to prevent this
Washing your mask is as important as washing your hands. After every use, wash your mask with warm water and soap. Let it dry under direct sunlight, before wearing it again. That’s why it is advised to keep two masks so that you can use them alternatively.
Avoid touching your mask frequently and wash your hands properly before and after wearing it.