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Does homedics foot spa causes cancer?

Does homedics foot spa causes cancer?

No clear association: No, there has been no association with using a foot spa and developing cancer. ...Read more

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Get sinus infections every winter from dry air. Would personal steamers help? Is it bad to use them?

Get sinus infections every winter from dry air. Would personal steamers help? Is it bad to use them?

Ok: If you are using the steamer just for 15 minutes 2 to 3 x daily, you may be able to reduce the risk for sinusitis (not scientifically proven however). If you use the steamer continuously especially in the bedroom, it may encourage mold and dust mite growth. If you choose to use a humidifier, make sure the relative humidity does not exceed 50% and the container gets cleaned to prevent mold growth ...Read more

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I was wondering if it's ok to put Vaporub in my steamer if I run out of the liquid one for my 3yr old child? Is it safe

I was wondering if it's ok to put Vaporub in my steamer if I run out of the liquid one for my 3yr old child? Is it safe

I never do: I find the fumes created by this product are more likely to aggravate cough as an air pollutant than to help.I don't recommend it prior to school age if ever. ...Read more

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My 1 yr old has so much plegm in his throat that he keeps chocking on it I've used saline drops to clear his nose and a steamer no helpfrom both ?

My 1 yr old has so much plegm in his throat that he keeps chocking on it I've used saline drops to clear his nose and a steamer no helpfrom both ?

Continuewhaturdoing&: When babies get an increase in mucus production it can cause various problems including the one you describe.I recommend substituting his milk with clear fluid (water, pedialyte etc) for a day or so.Milk can increase mucus production so stopping it for a short period can provide some relief.The clear liquids will help keep the mucus thinner which makes it easier for your baby to handle. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use steam rooms?

only: Following strictly the instructions (usually posted) and after asking your own dr (who knows you well, only if he approves it. Ask your dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will steam help a person with a cold?

Will steam help a person with a cold?

Cold & steam: No harm in taking steam, Steam helps to decongest nose and that will help to feel better and breathe better . ...Read more

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Is sitting in a steam room good for you?

Is sitting in a steam room good for you?

Steam rooms: Ancient cultures have always used steam rooms to help relax and detox from the stresses. I think it can help people to relax and feel better but make sure you are well hydrated when doing that since you do lose alot of water. ...Read more