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Doctor insights on: How To Use A Vicks Humidifier

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Can you use a Vicks humidifier on a 3 month old?

Can you use a Vicks humidifier on a 3 month old?

Yes,but: The humidifier may be helpful for congestion and cough, but i consider the vick's additive an air pollutant & more likely to aggravate than help a small baby.I never recommend it under 6yo and don't really like it then. ...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


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Can you use Vicks humidifier without a filter?

Certainly: Simplify. A hot water humifier shouldn't need a filter ...Read more

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Is using a Vicks humidifier ok to use by my 9 month old babys bed?

Is using a Vicks humidifier ok to use by my 9 month old babys bed?

Humidifier's fine: I would not put Vicks in the humidifier.I consider all aromatic (smelly) compounds as irritants that aggravate cough and congestion in infants. I still remember the smell from childhood, but have never recommended it for preschool kids. ...Read more

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How do you use a humidifier safely?

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

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Can i use a fan and humidifier at the same time?

Can i use a fan and humidifier at the same time?

Yes you can: That's a rather strange combination of hot and dry weather, usually cold and dry, at any rate, make sure the humidifier doesn't build up mold, frequent cleaning and maintenance are important ...Read more

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Can I use Vicks vapor rub on any humidifier?

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

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My son is 9 months old and has a cough, I want to go get the Vicks humidifier. Is that okay to use?

My son is 9 months old and has a cough, I want to go get the Vicks humidifier. Is that okay to use?

Yes but: Any humidifier may help if your area has low humidity but seldom does much. I never recommend any Vicks or similar fragrance products in infancy because they are air pollution and often cause airway irritation.You might find it soothing, but you don't have a baby nose/airway. ...Read more

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Is it better to use a humidifier or a vaporizer?

Is it better to use a humidifier or a vaporizer?

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 more

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How to use humidifier with window open or close?

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