A Migraine-Friendly Face Mask

For people living with Migraine, wearing a face mask all day can create the additional problem of increasing attacks.
A Migraine-Friendly Face Mask

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  1. My problem isnt my ears it’s my nose. No mask I have found has allowed comfort around my nose and after wearing them for 8 hours a day I have a migraine that runs the rest of my day or makes sleep at night difficult. Does this mask put pressure on your nose?

    1. Author

      I wore it for 6 hours straight on Monday and had no problems with my ears or nose. The shoelace tie allows the wearer to adjust the tightness of the mask to individual preference.

  2. I am seeing migraine patients whose migraines are exacerbated by masks. Perencevuch et al in JAMA write article on efficacy of face shields vs face masks Discussing this with my ID colleagues

  3. I don’t have a sewing machine but I have the iron bonding tape, would that work?

    1. Author

      The bonding tape may work for the seams, but not for the encased rows that allow the shoe laces to slide back and forth. Plus, the tape isn’t likely to hold up with the repeated hot water washing and high temperature drying required after each use. You might see if there’s a group of volunteer seamstresses in your community who are making masks. Maybe one of them could help you out.

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