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Doctor insights on: Do Warm Mist Humidifiers Help With Dry Skin And Allergies

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Do warm mist humidifiers help with dry skin and allergies?

Do warm mist humidifiers help with dry skin and allergies?

No: It is my understanding that humidifiers add litle to the humidity of a house (most moisture goes into ceiling and rafters) so these are of little to no benefit for dry skin. What works best is "soaking and trapping". That is soak skin and then trap the moisture within 2 minures with moisturizers. ..And creams are better than lotions and ointments and oils are better than creams.. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


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Live in dry climate. Mouth, nose, skin very dry. Constant dry nose. Is it better to sleep w/ a warm, or cool mist humidifier? Have asthma & allergies.

Live in dry climate. Mouth, nose, skin very dry. Constant dry nose. Is it better to sleep w/ a warm, or cool mist humidifier? Have asthma & allergies.

Yes, but...: Humidifier does provide extra moisture to upper airway, i.e., nose and throat. However, high humidity over 60% provides a favorable environment for the molds to grow and may aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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Dry Skin around both eyes and itchy eye corner. Also very itchy head scalp only at the back of head. Started month or two back. Taking allergy medicine (antihistamine) no help. Pl advice.

Skin, eyes, head: If antihistamine is not of help to you must, as soon as possible, see your primary doctor to help you get rid of symptoms. Your doctor might want to send you to a specialist. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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Is a warm shower bad for severly dry flakey skin? Is a cooler shower better? How often should one clense when dry skin is extream?

Is a warm shower bad for severly dry flakey skin? Is a cooler shower better? How often should one clense when dry skin is extream?

Cool, shorter shower: Short , cooler shower, less abrasive soap and scrubbing. Use moisturizer right after showering etc... If these fail, consult your doc... Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I treat dry skin due to allergies?

Lotions: Hypoallergenic lotions is essential; as much as possible. Add an oral antihistamine to keep the itch-scratch cycle to a minimum. You might need topical steroids from your friendly allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Allergy to acyrlic nails dry skin under and around nails ?

Allergy to acyrlic nails dry skin under and around nails ?

Forget acrylic nails: At least you know your cotact dermatis product, soak hand in nice hot oil for 5--10 min every day and massge avcado on it , would help. ...Read more

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I have had hives for 4 months i've been to allergist and have no allergies can the hives be from dry skin?

I have had hives for 4 months i've been to allergist and have no allergies can the hives be from dry skin?

Not usually: If allergies are ruled out you have some other reason for urticaria. I assume your allergist or internist have looked for these systemic diseases. That would leave you in a large percentage of people with idiopathic urticaria. If you are otherwise healthy, as determined by your doctor, this condition may recurr over time. The dry skin is indcidental, but it could be an irritant and trigger attacks. ...Read more

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I think I have allergies. Very dry skin. Hurts when I put moisturizer on it. What should I do?

I think I have allergies. Very dry skin. Hurts when I put moisturizer on it. What should I do?

Dry skin: So people who have allergies also have dry skin to go with it. Use petroleum jelly or Aquaphor frequently throughout the day and immediately after bathing.. Avoid drying soaps or skin products with alcohol and fragrances. ...Read more

Dry Skin (Definition)

Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately ...Read more


Humidifier (Definition)

Increasing the humidity in your home helps eliminate the dry air that can irritate and inflame the passages in the nose and throat. Humidified air can relieve the discomfort of colds and the flu. Using a humidifier in the home can help relieve a stuffy nose and can help break up mucus so you ...Read more