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COVID-19: Do Face Masks Restrict Airflow?

Wearing a mask is an easy, effective way to minimize the spread of COVID-19. But can wearing a mask be harmful or affect your ability to breathe? Loyola University Medical Center pulmonologist and critical care specialist Daniel F. Dilling, MD, explains the different types of masks available, how to effectively wear a mask to ensure optimal coverage and why most masks are safe and do not restrict airflow. For more information or to make an appointment, please visit https://loyolamedicine.org/coronavirus or call 888-584-7888.