Neurological

Migraine headaches

Girl age 14 with well-controlled asthma and history of migraine headaches experiences dizziness, nausea, dyspnea, and rapid onset of aura symptoms when wearing a mask indoors for more than about half an hour. Escalates to full migraine attack with photophobia and threatened syncope if not given opportunity to remove mask and rest in fresh air. Age 14 – Female Age14LocationPortland

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My student experienced an exacerbation of headaches that had been controlled naturally after beginning to wear a mask occasionally over the summer even just after 15 minutes. We followed all the procedures required to get an accommodation from her school and were denied repeatedly. We had her doctor complete a form with recommendations. We approached the Dept of Health who said that they had not heard of headaches as a problem but acknowledged her doctors…

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Severe headaches, shortness of breath, and lingering cough

My son has had headaches everyday since school started and we tried to take him to the local doctor which refused to give him an exemption because if he did it for my son, he would have to give exemptions to other kids too. He can’t breathe, it is severely affecting his life. My daughter has also had a strange lingering cough since March. Not sick, but it won’t go away and I know it’s…

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Speech Pathologist input

Most harmful thing for kids with any communication deficit, and negative implications for typically developing kids I have been a Speech-Language Pathologist for more than 10 years. Mask-wearing is the worst idea that I have ever encountered. Children need to see the faces of others (both peers and adults) to learn language, speech sounds, social and pragmatic cues, etc. Though I have found ways around this as a professional so that I can do my…

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Being threatened by school

I have been fighting school superintendent & county commissioners since aug. on weekly basis to lift mandate. I do not want my daughter going to school everyday wearing mask so when she complains of headaches from mask I let her stay home & do online zoom class. Well school threatened to turn me in due to attendance because unbeknownst to me the count online zoom as unexcused absences even though her teachers told my daughter…

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Mask problems

My son gets lightheaded to the point of fainting when he has been talking. He needs to remove the mask so he can get more oxygen. This problem has been occurring since school started in August. He has also developed really bad acne from the mask. Age 14 Location Littleton, Colorado

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Masks are psychologically damaging my child

I have a six year old boy with sensory processing disorder. SPD is generally broken down into three types. My son suffers most often from Sensory Over-Responsivity. Over-responsive individuals, or avoiders, are highly sensitive to sensory input and may have extreme reactions to mild stimulation. For example, they might cry out in pain while brushing their hair or gag at very faint smells. Avoiders often feel overloaded and overwhelmed by everyday situations. As a result,…

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Specific medical conditions and schools don’t care

My child is so medically fragile and cannot be in a school building because he gets sick from wireless exposure. No one except one toxicologist knows or will try to understand this condition where we are. I have advocated for him at the school because the school wanted to send us to a physician locally despite the evidence I provided them from a toxicologist.  In terms of a mask because of his condition and his…

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Sensory Anxiety

Our doctor provided a medical exemption for mask wearing but the school’s accommodation was a face shield. This was a worse sensory experience for my daughter. She tried wearing the mask and taking breaks outside more frequently but was unable to regulate herself. She is normally able to function in a mainstream classroom but could not handle the face coverings. We had to pull her from school. 11 year old – Female Age11LocationSandpoint ID

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