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The Doctors call on the experts to answer your pressing coronavirus questions. Have you been wondering if a face mask or a face shield is more effective at preventing the virus? Infectious disease expert Dr. Ravina Kullar has the answer.
"Face shields are actually more protective than face masks," she tells The Doctors, explaining that because the shield covers more of the face it protects more of your mucus membranes, like your eyes, which can be a route of transmission for the virus.
Another downside to just wearing a face mask is that it can lead to more touching of the face, which could lead to exposure to the virus. She notes a shield is more likely to be worn without disturbing it. She also says it provides more protection from others in large crowds and offices.
When buying a face shield she says it should completely cover your chin area, along with your entire face. She stresses that selecting the right size for each face is key, ensuring you get proper coverage.
Dr. Kullar feels that if a shield is worn properly that a mask is not also needed. Get a list of the best face shields available that may help to protect from coronavirus.
As always, The Doctors stress the importance of continuing to follow all prevention guidelines: social distancing, routine and frequent handwashing, wearing a mask when in public, the cleaning of high touch surfaces, avoiding people who are sick, and if you are experiencing COVID symptoms or believe you have been exposed, contact your doctor or healthcare provider about getting tested. Find out more information about local COVID-19 testing in your area, including free testing.