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Can an air purifier help asthma in any way?

Can an air purifier help asthma in any way?

YEs it can: Many asthmatics have allergies to airborne things like pollen, dust, smoke and particulate matter (pollution). Make sure the purifier has a hepa filter and maintain it according to the manufacturer's recommendations. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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


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Would you recommend getting an air purifier for asthma suferer?

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 more

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My wife has asthma and has been coughing. Should I get a dehumidifier or an air purifier?

My wife has asthma and has been coughing. Should I get a dehumidifier or an air purifier?

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 more

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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!!

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!!

Room humidifier/meds: are you taking any antihistamine medication? I suggest a room humidifier to help and steam showers 4 times daily- deeply inhale the steam. Stop any and all antihistamines and review current meds with your physician ...Read more

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Will an air filter with an ionizer help or aggravate my asthma?

Will an air filter with an ionizer help or aggravate my asthma?

Yes and no: The air filter (be sure to use HEPA grade filter) will help to remove allergens and irritants that can act as triggers. The ionizer can actually exacerbate asthma because the free radicals that are produced can worsen inflammation within the lung. ...Read more

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Looking for a good air filter to better control asthma/suggestions?

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

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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..

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 more

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What is the best air purifier for a child with major allergies?

What is the best air purifier for a child with major allergies?

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 more

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Help please. Could an air purifier be good for allergy problems?

Help please. Could an air purifier be good for allergy problems?

Possible: There are mixed results in studies that have been done. Anaecdotally, air purifiers can be helpful. ...Read more