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- The Effects of Wearing Masks on Japanese Ceder Pollinosis
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Departmental Bulletin Paper
The protective effects of wearing masks on pollens of Japanese cedar were investigated in 27 patients with Japanese cedar pollinosis. In 85% of patients, nasal symptoms slightly or moderately decreased after wearing masks. The improvement was manifested in nasal discharge and sneezeing, and but not in nasal obstruction. Conjunctival symptoms also improved in some cases. These results suggest that mask-wearing is of some value in the prevention of Japanese cedar pollinosis.
群馬大学医療技術短期大学部紀要 9 65-68, 1989-03-31