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what is an aerosol mist humidifier

A 50-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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience 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
A 31-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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
34 years experience Pediatrics
Cool mist: I would look up the machine's manufacturer on the internet and then contact them. Otherwise check with your local pharmacy as they frequently sell the ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Purifier: The humidifier can actually make the issue worse.It is good to use one if the humidity is too low, below 30% can dry the nasal passages and lungs. Abo ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below:: For safety, use cool-mist humidifiers for children. Hot water or steam from a warm-mist humidifier or steam vaporizer can burn a child if he or she ge ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
To mist or not to: A humidifier is basically a fan that draws moisture from a paper or metallic wick & adds it to air in the room. A vaporizer makes a mist. Old style va ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
No: It just is not necessary, although it is useful in croup.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Heat/danger: Warm mist producers are basically over sized coffee warmers that rely on decades old technology & could burn your house down. I haven't recommended on ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience Family Medicine
Either: Humidity is moisture in the air. It doesn't matter how it gets there. The main differences in the cool mist vs steam is the noise and the cost. Be su ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below:: Throughout the 19th and most of the 20th century, cool mist administration was the mainstay of treatment for croup. Hospitals had "croup rooms" fille ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Xlear: Your doc may tell you that you have a sinus infection. You can use a natural product called xlear (pronounced "clear") to clean out nasal (oxymetazol ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nasal congestion: Chronic nasal congestion needs to be evaluated by an md. The symptoms might be due to an avoidable allergen like dust mites of pet dander. A blood tes ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
52 years experience Neonatology
Humidifier: should be cool for upper airway obstruction like croup and if it is a less than 1 yr ols it should be hot for sinusitis so nasal drainage liquefies an ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Difference: a dehumidifier extracts water from the circuklationg air. An air filter contains micropore HEPA filters to catch spores, molds, dusts, pollens etc. Ai ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Filters: Filters may help remove impurities in water - Some filters are treated with an antimicrobial agent to inhibit the growth of mold in humidifiers.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Same principle: saline nasal spray is salty but more diluted,in salt water concentration is different and you can customize it by increasing salt, which isn't recom ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mist Pot cit: Propan mist. Pot. Cit. Simplex is potassium citrate and is marketed in south africa. It is used to help prevent kidney stones by alkalinizing acid in ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
I won't: Recommend it. There are better and healthier alternatives to relieve congestion. Hope u breathe better! http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/smoki ... Read More
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A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Nebulizer: Be sure the mask fits properly. Some mist will escape and it will not hurt her.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
Albuterol most used: Albuterol is a very commonly used bronchodilator. It opens the airways, making it easier to get air in and out. Albuterol is short-acting and works fa ... Read More

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