HuffPost / Dr. Peterson Pierre

Can You Get A Yeast Infection On Your Face From Your Coronavirus Mask?

June 24, 2020

Candida is a yeast (which is a type of fungus) that occurs naturally on human skin.

Wearing a mask for many hours can increase your chances for infection and irritation, creating a favorable environment for yeast.

To avoid any facial irritation, dermatologist Dr. Peterson Pierre said it’s helpful to take breaks whenever you wear a mask.

“The more breaks you can give yourself from wearing a mask, the better,” he told HuffPost. “You will decrease heat, sweating, humidity, irritation, while also improving airflow, all of which should decrease your infection risk.”

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