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difference between nebulizer humidifier

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
I am sorry: I spent years in the hospital treating respiratory illnesses before i became a physician and your question is the one that most worries me today. Peop ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: These respiratory symptoms, particularly when they occur at this age, requires follow up with your Pediatrician. I would recommend an assessment for ... Read More
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Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
No: That is not the same as a nebulizer so I would not advise that.
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not the same: The medication delivery system that comes with the nebulizer is designed to deliver a medicated mist at a specific strength over the treatment period, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience Pediatrics
Infant coughs: Yes, post-nasal drip can cause cough in an infant. Certainly bronchiolitis is common in infants, but to diagnose a physical exam needs to be done. Thi ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunnie Skiles
33 years experience Pediatrics
Throat infection: If your child I'd up to date with his immunizations and is old enough to have had at least his first two sets of shots then he should not be susceptib ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience Pulmonology
Not much: In a nebulizer medication is been delivered in saline were the moisture helps & the constant nebulization delivers more medication in patients that ar ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Vaporizers use heat: Humidifiers are devices that increase water content of the air in a room. Vaporizers are humidifiers are humidifiers that do this by heating the water ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Safety: The hot misters I have delt with over the years have a heating elementand produce scalding water as well as steam.Most misters today use tuning fork ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Size of water: A simple humidifier (h)is composed of a water tank, a fabric or metal wick and a fan that draws room air through the wick to add water (humidity) to t ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Nothing really: The primary difference is the device used to deliver the albuterol. The medications are the same and if the device is used correctly, both techniques ... Read More
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