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Air Purifier Asthma
Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more
Air purifier : Can be helpful. But must be sure you keep it serviced regularly and/ or if there are filters that need to be changed or are water reservoirs that are needed that they too are changed daily or as recommended by the manufacturer of the product that you choose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not humidifier: While dry air may make asthma worse, in time humidifiers become a mechanism for spreading mold through your house. Coughing at night could be associated with either dust in your home, allergies to blankets, or reflux. See your asthma specialist and let him/her know what her symptoms are and when they occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer from asthma, and sleep apnea. I brought a air purifier to remove smoke from neighbors. Now my sinuses are dry even after using saline. Help!!
Hepa filters: Purifying the air is benficial to asthmatics and allergy and people in general. I always recommend hepa filters. Honeywell makes several dpending on the room size. They are not too expensive but are certainly worth ir. ...Read more
Iam allergic to cats and my inhailer isn't workin will humitifyer work or air filter. Or should I git rid of my cat.. I do have asthma..
Cat bad for asthma: The best way is to remove the cat and thoroughly clean the house, including carpeting and furniture. If you are not willing to do that, see an allergist and consider getting on desensitization (allergy shots), which would decrease y our problem. A humidifier will not work, a hepa filter air purifier and preventing the cat from getting into the bedroom may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Air purifiers: The most effective air cleaners are the hepa filter type and the electrostatic air purifiers. The hepa filer traps most allergens in the filter so that clean air passes through. The electrostatics work by placing an electric charge on all particles coming into the filter and then passing them through metal plates that have an opposite charge so the particles are pulled out onto the plates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: There are mixed results in studies that have been done. Anaecdotally, air purifiers can be helpful. ...Read more
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