A 23-year-old female asked:
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cool mist humidifier or vaporizer is good for babies? is cool mist ok for winter?

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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 vaporizers have a heating element that boils water making steam, these are unsafe. Modern products use tuning fork technology & make light or heavy mist (vaporizers also humidify)they are safe & helpful when your heater dries out the air you sleep in.
Answered on Nov 28, 2019
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