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can you put Vicks in a humidifier

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Not recommended: In the cool mist humidifiers which are recommended now, the Vicks will just clog up the system. Hot steam vaporizers are not recommended around childr ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
I don't advise it: This product is marketed with the idea that stinky medicine smell is therapeutic. It replicates the aroma therapy indian tribes uses in sweat lodges ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Use if you wish: I NEVER recommend it for small children.Their airways are often irritated and react to the stuff with increasing cough and congestion.Adults seem to d ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
We don't use oil.: As a pediatrician, we do not recommend the use of eucalyptus oil in a humidifier. Just the cool water mist seems to be effective enough to help loosen ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Vicks: Yes it shouldwork.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience Pediatrics
Only in cool: Only use in cool mist humidifiers. Not units that create heat.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
For young infants, : put a cool must humidifier across the room up to a maximum of 50% humidity, because, in theory, you could overload them with water if it's too close. ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not recommended: As it will be eventually inhaled and it can cause a chemical pneumonitis. Talk to your GP if having symptoms otherwise.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Galbraith
47 years experience Pediatrics
Humidify: Central air runs through the same forced air ducts as winter heat does. It's very dry, even when there is a central humidifier attached. In-window air ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Age ??: Early infancy is marked by marked sensitivity to irritants ; dependence on narrow nasal passages for breathing. Later childhood employs mouth breathin ... Read More
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