Surgical Masks for Operations, General Practices, Clinics & Labs
Surgical masks serve as protection from possible infectious transmissions through the air during medical treatments or examinations, by filtering the exhaled air and holding back secretion particles and pathogens. Furthermore, they provide an effective reduction of the germ count and protect the health of both, the patient and the examiner. Considered a necessary hygiene measure, they are a consistent element in a healthcare professional's medical protective wear for operations, for work in the laboratory, for certain treatments and for clinical quarantine areas (e.g. for MRSA patients or those with other forms of the flu).
Ideally, the surgical mask will cover the entire mouth and nose region of the face so that all exhaled air can be filtered. Typically, it is made of one or more layers of fleece that are folded in a horizontal direction and can adapt to all face sizes. There is a nose strap on the top edge that is made of flexible metal to individually adapt to the bridge of the user's nose. The lower edge encloses the face under the chin where it transitions into the throat area. It is then either tied with fabric bands in the back of the head or is fastened with special earloops.
Surgical Masks in Classic Colours or Modern Designs
Depending on the purpose of use and area of application, surgical masks are available in classic colours like white, green or blue, as well as in modern colour variations and motif prints. Those with child-friendly designs are especially popular in the paediatric office and with dentists.
Surgical Masks for Lens Wearers
For lens wearers, the blockage of warm exhaled air often leads to fogging of the glasses, which creates a limited field of vision for the examiner and, especially during invasive operations, represents a non-negligible safety risk.
In our online shop, lens wearers find special anti-fogging face masks like the Foliodress Mask Comfort Anti-fogging from Hartmann which reliably prevents glasses from fogging via the anti-fog band above the bridge of the nose.
Surgical Masks for Allergy Sufferers
Medical personnel throughout all health and care facilities who suffer from allergies should be sure to look for masks that are free of natural latex and manufactured with hypoallergenic material. This lowers the likelihood of an allergic reaction and prevents sensitisation to allergenic materials. For the operating theatre, we offer the Foliodress Mask Protect senso which is specially developed for users with sensitive skin.
While the offered protection in medicine is primarily meant for use against pathogenic germs, allergy sufferers mainly use surgical masks for filtering out allergenic particles in the surrounding air, i.e. flower pollen, common dust or animal hair. Many of the products in our assortment are not only viable for medical disciplines, but are also good for allergy prevention. With us, you will also find FFP2 dust masks for protection against coarse and fine dust particles. This form of dust protection offers a high filter capacity with an equally low breathing resistance. These are also good for protecting the health of those living or working in heavily industrialised areas. They are easy to put on and to fasten to your face with the elastic band and do not impact vision.
Conveniently Order Surgical Masks
Whether in classic white, colourful colours or modern print: in our online shop, we offer you a wide assortment of surgical masks for all medical disciplines; at affordable prices. We also offer you medical gloves, single-use surgical caps and other protective clothing for the surgery, for clinical care or for work in the lab.
Do you have questions about a hygiene product or need advice for an order of medical protective clothing? Our customer services will gladly support you via online contact request, email or live chat. While the articles in this category protect the mouth and lower face areas, we also offer an entire category of clothing, disinfectants and much more for maintaining practice hygiene.