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07-09-2016, 03:12 PM   #1
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Work precautions with Humira?

So I just started Humira and I have a concern. I work part-time cleaning offices, factory floors, and warehouses after hours, and I get pretty up close and personal with other people's messes and trash. I already wear gloves, but I know that my immune system is being pretty well suppressed with Humira, so my question is: is it worth the trouble to start wearing face masks? Does wearing it make a difference for anyone?

Thanks in advance!
07-09-2016, 04:39 PM   #2
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I am on Humira but never tried a face mask.
07-09-2016, 05:59 PM   #3
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Ds has been on humira for 4 plus years
From 3rd through 6th grade
So lots of sneezy coughing sick elementary school kids
No issues
Just lots of hand washing
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07-09-2016, 06:05 PM   #4
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I work in a nursing home. This Sunday will be my second month on Humira. So far no issues and I always have at least 1 person on isolation for something.
07-09-2016, 06:26 PM   #5
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Frequent hand washing is by far the most important
07-10-2016, 02:22 PM   #6
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I would say just wash your hands and make sure not to touch your face/ other part of your body with dirty gloves.
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07-23-2016, 09:28 AM   #7
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3-1/2 years on Humira and I work in a factory and interact with grandchildren all the time, and I've not had any serious issues. I still get colds, a flu shot, and even some flu, but nothing worse than before.
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08-01-2016, 02:58 PM   #8
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I'm in the same boat as the others. 2 years on Humira, and I've had no noticeable increase in illnesses. I use a lot of hand sanitizer and wash my hands frequently. I didn't get a flu shot this year due to complications with the one last year (Parsonage Turner Syndrom-nasty stuff) and was fine.
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