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how to use a humidifier when you are on chemo

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Sinugator: Battery operated gadget used with drug free neil med sinus packets and distilled water sends a nice pulsatile stream into the nostrils. A step up fr ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
32 years experience Pediatrics
Both work!: Adding moisture to the air using a vaporizer or cool mist humidifier can be very helpful for respiratory infections and problems. Both work, both add ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on the need: In the south we have AC but no one has a furnace with built in humidifier like some places up north.During real cold snaps, a humidifier is a must, to ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Humdifier: If you put the Vicks in the humidifier and not on the baby, it is ok.
Dr. Rodney Pollary
47 years experience Pediatrics
Humdifiers: If you live in a dry climate a humidifier is a good idea for nasal congestion and dry skin. Adding Vicks will not be harmful. I would suggest you ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Shouldn't: A humidifier is designed to add a slight amount of moisture to the air and doesn't effect breathing pattern.It may help the throat/lungs not dry out i ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Humidifiers are safe as long as you keep them clean and use the cold air ones so that you don't get bacterial or fungal growth in them. Congestion can ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
17 years experience Pediatrics
Bronchiolitis: Cool mist humidifier can help. The heater is fine too. The nebulizer will be the biggest help for bronchiolitis.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: During breathing,air approaches 100% humidity to easily pass oxygen into our lungs. It does that by extracting moisture from the nasal/oral airway on ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ariel Lopez-chavez
19 years experience Medical Oncology
Only if prescribed: Steroids such as Dexamethasone are commonly used to prevent allergic reactions or nausea from chemotherapy. So, as long as your doctor has prescribed ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Disappointing: There have been several attempts to demonstrate that these types of test can be helpful. Unfortunately, they have not been of great value. The hope i ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Do not worry: Hair that grow after chemotherapy are all healthy, so you should treat them just like you always did, you can grow them, cut them , style them and do ... Read More
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