Children under 2 years of age should avoid wearing face masks as this can be dangerous. A Japan medical group launched an urgent appeal to parents as wearing masks can make breathing difficult and increase the risk of choking in children under two.
In a times of Coronavirus people prefer to use face mask to contain the spread of Coronavirus. As Lockdown easing in many countries many parents use to apply face masks on infants, which is actually dangerous.
Japan Pediatric Association has warned parents that masks are too risky for infants.
“Masks can make breathing difficult because infants have narrow air passages,” which increases the burden on their hearts, the association said, adding that masks also raise the risk of heat stroke for them.
“Let’s stop the use of masks for children under 2-years-old,” the association said in a notice on its website.
Many theories confirming that there were very serious Coronavirus cases appeared among children.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics also say children under the age of two should not wear cloth face coverings.
Children below the age of two should not wear masks because there is a higher risk of choking, strangulation, and suffocation. “It is harder to breathe through a mask, especially for little ones who have little airways,” says Judy Schaechter, MD, the chair of the University of Miami Health System Pediatric Department.