1 month ‘Mask mouth,’ the stinky downside of wearing face masks Inquirer
Like "maskne" or zits around the mouth, "mask mouth" is an unpleasant condition of having stinky breath caused by prolonged wearing of masks. "My breath smells like fart," Chloe Cruz (not her real name) said. "I've always thought it was my ex-boyfriend who had bad breath because he also did not believe in deodorants, citing chemicals, but it took a pandemic---and lots of masks---to realize that maybe it was me." Cruz, a 38-year-old media practitioner, is part of her company's skeleton staff that is required to wear a medical mask and face shield during work hours---nine hours, five days a ... more