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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Humidifiers: The only difference is the temperature of the mist that comes out of their spouts. Both function the same way - they generate mist to humidify dry air ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Safety: Hot misters are basically overgrown coffee warmers with a big reservoir.Their mist also cools before it reaches the kid, but the risk of burning down ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Generally the Temp: The vaporizer heats the moisture , humidifier does not.The clinical difference appears to be marginal.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Humdifiers and Colds: Humidifiers help keep mucus thinnned, helping to promote draining. Anything that gets mucus "wet" helps keep it flowing. Secondly, anything that helps ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
39 years experience Psychiatry
Humidifiers: Humidifiers add water vapor to the air we breathe. It does not 'treat' cold symptoms but makes the air your child breathes less dry. Can help with br ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Absolutely: The more humidity the better. Put the humidifier right next to her crib, not 20 feet away across the room. Extra humidity helps soothe the airways fro ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Humidifiers: As long as there are no young children in the house, especially toddlers, hot humifiers are fine. The reason is that they can suffer from burns. Eithe ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
30 years experience Family Medicine
They are different: A warm mist humidifier is a device that heats water into steam and a cold mist vaporizer uses a device to spin and genrate tiny droplets of cool mist ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
22 years experience Pediatrics
Netty pot: There is no limit to how many times you can use a netty. Pot. Colds can be passed back and forth. I usually recommend a humidifier, but some patients ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cool humidifier: In my medical opinion, the cool mist ultrasonic humidifier is preferable to the hot vaporizer due to the safety concerns of the heating of the water w ... Read More
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