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Yes, In a Dry enviro: A humidifier can be helpful if the surroundings are very dry, such as in winter with "forced hot air" warming. Our nose, nasal passages, trachea all act to humidify our inspired air. If the air is too dry, these structures, too, can become dry. Keep in mind that humidifiers, if not kept lean, can also impart bacteria to the air, so some caution is necessary. Refer to package directions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
2yr old has dry hacking cough, since november. Dr confirmed lungs clear. The same thing happens each year in winter. Would a humidifier help?
Yes: It sounds like your child has an irritated respiratory tract. It 's great the lungs are clear. A vaporizer or humidifier often helps in winter months when the humidity is low. Also, you may want to try a dose of Diphenhydramine at bedtime (like benadryl). If the cough continues or worsens, check back with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 month old coughing with whole body/lung capacity, wet sounding, has been a few weeks, nebulizer/humidifier/suction doing nothing to help. What next?
Mgt: These respiratory symptoms, particularly when they occur at this age, requires follow up with your Pediatrician. I would recommend an assessment for Pertussis, wheezing and pneumonia. If there has been a fever, please monitor the temperature and note it down with the date/time for your physician. A follow up appt is available online: www. healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code NCYHPZ ...Read more
Is dry air or humid air better if you have phlegm from post nasal drip in your lungs? Should I used a humidifier at night?
Due to flood in master bdr. Air humidifier are running in bdr. I have lung inflamation history will this affect my lungs I have tight feeling in chest?
Be cautions: If there are mold and spores in the bedroom and the flood water, the humidifier as it blows air may just blow them up and you inhale them. It is best that you stay out of that place while it is being taken care of, and get someone professional to it. Having a carpet would be even worse. The mold and spores can cause lung irritation and even outright infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i stop yearly bronchitis? Every winter i get bronchitis twice, seemingly like clockwork. Is there anything i can do to with the air, such as a humidifier or dehumidifier, to stop this? I live in a place with damp winters, and i thought that might also
Hello. : Hello. There are many people who, like you, get recurrent seasonal bronchitis. Here are some things that you can do to help prevent getting the next bout. 1. This is huge! avoid cigarette smoke. This includes second hand smoke. If you live or work with cigarette smokers who arenâ€™t considerate enough to do it outside, show them this response. That way they will realize that they are not only harming their own health but they are hurting you as well. 2. Get your flu vaccine every year. Many cases of bronchitis start with the flu. 3. Yes, i know we all learned about hand washing and the spread of germs when we were little. I was taught to cough into my hands. Now a days, they teach kids to cough into the crook of their elbow (much better). When you wash your hands with soap and warm water, do so for the length it takes to sing the abc song. Carry hand sanitizer in your car (or purse or briefcase) â€” and use it often. 4. If you are age 50 or older ask your doctor for a pneumonia vaccine. 5. Be physically active. This will keep fluids from stagnating and help to keep mucus moving. 6. Drink at least 8 â€” 8 ounces glasses of water per day. Consider drinking warm /hot herbal teas to keep your airways humidified. 7. Consider medical acupuncture. Energy moving protocols for lung health can be very powerful in helping to prevent and treat bronchitis. Stay well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am dependant on humidifier to be able in winter to be able to breath when air is dry due heating indoors, asking for causes and alternative solution?
Typical effect: The average human needs humidified air (35-45%) to prevent the effect to dry heat on the nasal membranes. This drying is caused by the extraction of moisture to humidify the air before it reaches the deep lung tissues for oxygen exchange which is typically at 100% during the process. The dryer the environment the worse the nose suffers. Nasal saline gel sometimes helps too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been popping all kinds of drugs and even use a humidifier. why won't this painful cough go away?
Absolutely: The more humidity the better. Put the humidifier right next to her crib, not 20 feet away across the room. Extra humidity helps soothe the airways from nose to lungs, and thus decreases mucous production making breathing easier. Also use saline prior to use of bulb syringe if cleaning out her nose. ...Read more
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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