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How To Use A Vicks Humidifier
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
Keep it clean: The only problem with a humidifier is excess humidity which can then lead to growth of molds and fungus. Molds will spontaneously grow if the humidity surpasses 65%. Be on the lookout for any mold growth and if present clean carefully with a nontoxic (citrus based) cleanser. ...Read more
I don't advise it: This product is marketed with the idea that stinky medicine smell is therapeutic. It replicates the aroma therapy indian tribes uses in sweat lodges with pine pitch. I don't recommend it for kids under 2 as the smell often aggravates congestion. ...Read more
My son is 9 months old and has a cough, I want to go get the Vicks humidifier. Is that okay to use?
His dr said to use a humidifier just want to make sure. Is it safe to use Vicks humidifier with 1 month old?
Depends on the need: In the south we have ac but no one has a furnace with built in humidifier like some places up north.During real cold snaps, a humidifier is a must, to counter the dry heat, often plunging humidity to 10% which produces headaches, coughs, nose bleeds, sore throats, etc.I recommend they be on if the heat is on.Vaporizers make a mist which helps wash the airway with droplets, this can really help coughs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on situation: The goal of a humidifier is to raise the humidity in a given space. If the humidity outside your home is low, opening the window increases the work the humidifier must do to be effective (as you humidify outside). If the humidity outside is higher, why use the humidifier if you can open the window.There is no specific safety issue requiring an open window during their use. ...Read more
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