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Face masks encouraged during sports

Posted at 7:57 AM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 11:18:17-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The American Academy of Pediatrics is encouraging young athletes to wear face masks during competitions.

There are some exceptions where it could be a hazard such as cheerleading, gymnastics, wrestling and swimming.

One allergy and asthma doctor says many parents are concerned children with asthma cannot breathe with a mask on.

In a non-scientific experiment, the doctor, who has asthma himself, decided to measure his oxygen with and without a mask.

He said that any reading above 95% is ideal, and his oxygen level was identical with and without a mask.

If your child plays sports and has asthma or has difficulty breathing in a mask reach out to your doctor.