A 21-year-old member asked:
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would it be okay to turn on a humidifier durning the summer?

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Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: if it is very dry--it would add humidity to the air.
Answered on Nov 5, 2016
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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
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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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 the humidity above 50% at home you foster growth of dust mites, above 70% mold. The best answer would be to find out what your humidity is at home and plan accordingly.
Answered on Jul 8, 2016

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