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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to use a humidifier for my nasal congestions?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Humidifiers are safe as long as you keep them clean and use the cold air ones so that you don't get bacterial or fungal growth in them. Congestion can also be helped by saline nasal sprays, sudafed or medicated nasal sprays.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: This is safe to do. Make sure the humidifier is clean and make sure you use fresh water that is changed frequently.

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Last updated May 14, 2016

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