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humidifier in the summer

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: if it is very dry--it would add humidity to the air.
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Dr. Edwin Robins
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes no problem: Humdified air is commonly used for congestion cased by the common cold or upper respiratory conditions. Does not matter warm or cool air
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes and no: Most environments are humidity filled during hot weather and a humidifier would not benefit you much unless you were is a very dry area. Once you push ... Read More

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
39 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Many people complain of dryness (not just nose, but skin too) in the winter because of the heat; a humidifier is very helpful. Your wife probably has ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Keep it clean: The only problem with a humidifier is excess humidity which can then lead to growth of molds and fungus. Molds will spontaneously grow if the humidity ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Probably: It moisturizes the air that you breath. The moist air is soothing to your airways and it can help thin out mucus, to help you cough less.
A 41-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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bin Sung
Dr. Bin Sung answered
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: Humidifier provides moisture, humidified air that helps congested nose. There is no medicine involved.
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes you can: That's a rather strange combination of hot and dry weather, usually cold and dry, at any rate, make sure the humidifier doesn't build up mold, frequen ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Too much : The healthy zone for humidity runs from 35-45 %. If you are >50% you can facilitate human dust mite growth & above 70% you see mold & mildew start to ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Call HVAC: Sounds like a question for a hvac expert. I would ask a company that services air conditioners.
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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