Is It Safe To Adjust Your Mask? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions

BOSTON (CBS) — Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. “I see so many people grab the front of their mask to adjust it. Is that a potential problem?” – Paul You should try to avoid touching your mask as much as possible so you don’t contaminate your mask with whatever may be on your hands or contaminate your hands with whatever may be on your mask. But there are going to be times when you might need to adjust it, like if it drops below your nose. So do the best you can and wash or sanitize your hands frequently. “My wife and I are over 65, and our son is moving back in with us from New York City. He has no COVID-19 symptoms. Should we all quarantine for 14 days?” – Hal There is a risk having your son move in with you from New York City. He could ask for a coronavirus test right before he leaves New York, but just remember, that’s just a moment in time. And Massachusetts does request that visitors to Massachusetts self-quarantine for 14 days, as well as the people hosting those visitors. “I’m an elementary classroom teacher and take medication that compromises my immunity. Is it safe for me to go...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Stay Home Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

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Source: Digital Doorway - Category: Nursing Tags: racism Source Type: blogs
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Source: Translational Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Transl Oncol Source Type: research
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Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
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Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
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