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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience in 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

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience in 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience in 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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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bin Sung
Dr. Bin Sung answered
33 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Humidifier provides moisture, humidified air that helps congested nose. There is no medicine involved.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: if it is very dry--it would add humidity to the air.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience in Adolescent Medicine
Call HVAC: Sounds like a question for a hvac expert. I would ask a company that services air conditioners.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience in Pediatrics
It's plenty: You can check reviews on the internet or go in nearby wall-mart, k-mart, home depot etc. You have to decide: what size of the room you would like to ... Read More

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