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Dr. Matthew Roman
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Vaporizer (Overview)

A vaporizer or humidifier may help thin thick nasal secretions, helping to unblock nasal passages. If the water reservoir is not kept clean, it can grow mold, which can trigger allergies and asthma.


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Which vaporizers work the best?

Which vaporizers work the best?

Choices: The use of humidifiers/vaporizers is very helpful for both adults and children and not just for colds! Air conditioning/heating takes the moisture out of the air in our home. Sleeping with vaporizer can help reduce dry mouth, nasal congestion and can help your facial skin rejuvenate as it's most active at night. Don't let water just sit around in it to avoid mildew growth. Http://www. Consumerreports. Org/cro/humidifiers. Htm

Dr. Matthew Roman
103 Doctors shared insights

Vaporizer (Overview)

A vaporizer or humidifier may help thin thick nasal secretions, helping to unblock nasal passages. If the water reservoir is not kept clean, it can grow mold, which can trigger allergies and asthma.


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How should I clean my vaporizer?

Vaporizer: This site provides good info on cleaning a vaporizer: http://www. Drugs. Com/cg/humidifiers-and-vaporizers. Html.

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What is herb vaporizer and what is it for?

I am not sure: What I found online is that herb vaporizers are for smoking or inhaling marijuana through a vaporizer. Vaporizers in general are steam based machines that provide vaporized hot water in tho the air with or without aromatherapy oils to improve congestion and coughing. Seems herb vaporizers are for illegal use of marijuana and maybe other herbs....

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I have a vaporizer I need help cleaning it?

YouTube: It depends on the brand of vaporizer. You can google the type of vaporizer you have on youtube. Beleive it or not, people have posted many videos of how to clean different types of vaporizers. Good luck.

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Can I use an e-cigarette vaporizer for my albuterohl?

No: Nebulizers for asthma medications are designed to produce a specific particle size from 1 to 5 microns to allow the albuterol to get into lower respiratory tract. An e cig vaporizer will not produce the same particle size and should not be used for asthma medications.

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Bought skyda 8 vaporizer dry herb pen, and it is not working. Is there anything more effective?

It is not working to: Treat/ help/ prevent what? Please clarify and re-ask.

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Are oils in vaporizers safe for babies?

Are oils in vaporizers safe for babies?

For what purpose?: Vaporizers are designed to put clean moisture into the air to assist a child with congestion. Fragrances, whether pleasant or not, are irritating to the lungs and airways of infants and most often increase symptomatic cough rather than help.

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How to operate a Vicks vaporizer?

Vicks vaporizer: Instructions come with the vaporizer. Take time to read the instruction which are in the bos.

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How safe is Wrights vaporizer fluid?

Not safe: Never heard of this product so I did some internet searching. Apparently this product has risks and I found an article from the 1980s that reviewed it's role in the death of a child. I recommend just plain water based vaporizer with no additives. The cool mist helps reduce nasal congestion and aides in liquefying nasal snot. Http://pmj. Bmj. Com/content/56/653/166.full. Pdf

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Should I get warm mist or cold, for a vaporizer?

Cold: Warm mist vaporizers are a hazard to children who may knock them over accidentally and be scalded. The warm mist these types of vaporizers produce also becomes cold within seconds of circulating in the air.

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Which vaporizer works the best for a young child?

Which vaporizer works the best for a young child?

Either: All vaporizers put moisture into the air and that can be comforting when the air is dry. Air can be naturally dry due to the climate or weather or dried by indoor heat or air conditioning. Pediatricians generally prefer cool mist humidifiers for safety reasons-- children can get burned on steam vaporizers. Also additives for steam vaporizers have never been tested for safety or effectiveness.

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Docs, what's a trustworthy online vaporizer shop?

Any: You can order a vaporizer form just about any department/variety store from Amazon to Walmart and every one in between. As long as the device is new, there is no need to worry about the vendor. Pick your favorite on-line store and place an order.

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What are the health benefits of using a vaporizer?

Vaporizer: It moisturises the respiratory tree making secretion easier to be expectorated.

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I was wondering what are the best herbal vaporizers?

Do you mean: Herbal ingredients for a vaporizer? Aromatherapy oils can be very helpful. Eucalyptus or thyme are helpful. Doterra makes one called onguard which is very nice and helps with infections. Thieves oil by young living is also amazing. Hope this answers the question you are asking.

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Please tell me will smoking from a vaporizer hurt me?

Please tell me will smoking from a vaporizer hurt me?

Wish I could: But we have little data. Up until now, e-cigarettes have not been regulated by the food and drug administration (regulations have been proposed but not approved). While it is likely that inhaling vaporized nicotine is less harmful than smoking combusted tobacco products, we do not know what the propylene glycol, other ingredients (flavorings, additives, preservatives) are, let alone what they do.

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My baby is one month and she has a cold is vaporizer with Vicks ok?

My baby is one month and she has a cold is vaporizer with Vicks ok?

Avoid aromas: I am fine with a misting vaporizer for any kid with congestion. However, I consider Vicks as air pollution and likely to produce more airway irritation in infants. I seldom recommend this product, and limit it to kids over 6 years if I do. Your better therapy at 1 monts is bountiful use of nasal saline drops and nasal suction.

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I've been coughing at night. Which is better vaporIzer or humIdIfer?

I've been coughing at night. Which is better vaporIzer or humIdIfer?

Cough: It is important to identify the etiology of cough, if their is fever or SOB or chest pain or reflux or wheezing. Humidifier or vaporizer will both get moisture in the air hence not much different except in cost and method of steam versus mist