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hot vs cold humidifier

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 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
45 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
45 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
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 female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 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 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 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
21 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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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pascolini
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Any treatment?: Has the child seen a physician at that time and are they treating them? They could need an antibiotic. If that has been done, then you should try cl ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
? Feeding`: If bottle fed, any form of cow's milk formula can do this. Try nutramigen. If breast fed, then see your pediatrician.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably.: Cough may be worsened from the irritational effect on the respiratory tissues by heating the air in our homes at night; so, the moisturizing & soothin ... Read More
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