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Doctor insights on: Warm Or Cool Humidifier For Baby

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Which humidifier are better for babies cool or warm humidifiers?

Which humidifier are better for babies cool or warm humidifiers?

Humidifier: Ideally a warm humidifer is better, but because of the risk of spilling a cool humidifier is recommended. ...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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Cool mist humidifier or vaporizer is good for babies? Is cool mist ok for winter?

To mist or not to: A humidifier is basically a fan that draws moisture from a paper or metallic wick & adds it to air in the room. A vaporizer makes a mist. Old style vaporizers have a heating element that boils water making steam, these are unsafe. Modern products use tuning fork technology & make light or heavy mist (vaporizers also humidify)they are safe & helpful when your heater dries out the air you sleep in. ...Read more

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Is a cool mist or a warm mist humidifier recommended for children and why?

Is a cool mist or a warm mist humidifier recommended for children and why?

May Not Matter: There is an old study that demonstrated cool air/moisture penetrates deeper into the respiratory tree. But not by much. There may be very little practical difference. ...Read more

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Which helps more: vaporizer or cool mist humidifier for baby chest congestion?

Which helps more:  vaporizer or cool mist humidifier for baby chest congestion?

Same: Humidifier or vaporizer both add moisture to the air to help keep our secretions moist and thin. I think they basically do the same. ...Read more

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Is a cool most humidifier better for dry coughs and congestion or a warm mist humidifier better?

Humidifier: should be cool for upper airway obstruction like croup and if it is a less than 1 yr ols it should be hot for sinusitis so nasal drainage liquefies and easy to drain make sure the machine is cleaned prior to use so there is no mold accumulation ...Read more

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Is a cool mist humidifier better for croup than a warm mist humidifier?

Is a cool mist humidifier better for croup than a warm mist humidifier?

See below:: Throughout the 19th and most of the 20th century, cool mist administration was the mainstay of treatment for croup. Hospitals had "croup rooms" filled with cool mist. However, despite its continued widespread use, little evidence supports the clinical efficacy of cool mist. Randomized studies of children with moderate-to-severe croup revealed no difference in outcome for treated vs not. ...Read more

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Cool mist humidifier or vaporizer? Which is better for a 4 month old with a cough/allergies?

Cool mist humidifier or vaporizer? Which is better for a 4 month old with a cough/allergies?

Either: Humidity is moisture in the air. It doesn't matter how it gets there. The main differences in the cool mist vs steam is the noise and the cost. Be sure to claen either machine at least weekly, to prevent mold build up. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Is it better to use warm or cool water for shampoo?

Is it better to use warm or cool water for shampoo?

Warm.: All shampoos can leave residue on the hair or scalp. The are more solubilized in warm water than cold, so less residue is left. ...Read more

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Can you use room temperature chamomile tea wash off a child's eye crust?

Can you use room temperature chamomile tea wash off a child's eye crust?

Yes, but....: Yes. Not harmful at all. You can also use a very dilute mixture of baby shampoo and water (1:3) to gently rub the eyelash areas before bed to prevent the crusting from recurring. ...Read more

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Which is better to use when u have brohncatis and asthma when sick a cool mist humidifier or a warm mist vaporizer it's for my daughters 9 and 11?

Which is better to use when u have brohncatis and asthma when sick a cool mist humidifier or a warm mist vaporizer it's for my daughters 9 and 11?

Asthma plan: Reducing post nasal drip with nasal saline rinses and a mild decongestant at bedtime may help alleviate their symptoms. If they have asthma, I would suggest reviewing their asthma plan. Some children will need an inhaled or by mouth steroid during an illness, to control inflammation. A virtual appt is also available online. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with pneumonia it's better to use a hot water vaporizer or cold water vaporizer to keep my moist?

Any if no burn risk: The humidity is effective either way. If there are children who may get burned by hot water use cold water! Often the hot water vaporizers are better designed for adding menthol (ie Vick's Vaporub). Some find this to be soothing and some find it helps their breathing. ...Read more

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Ultrasonic humidifier or vaporizer for babies to get ride of cold ?

Cool humidifier: In my medical opinion, the cool mist ultrasonic humidifier is preferable to the hot vaporizer due to the safety concerns of the heating of the water with potential injury posed by the vaporizer. Furthermore, experientially, parental feedback indicates that the cool humidifier seems to provide a more calming cough relief than the hotter vaporizer. ...Read more

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When should I use a cool-mist humidifier versus a warm-mist humidifier for a child with a cold?

When should I use a cool-mist humidifier versus a warm-mist humidifier for a child with a cold?

For their safety, always use cool-mist humidifiers for children: Hot water or steam from a warm-mist humidifier or steam vaporizer can burn a child if he or she gets too close. In the event of a spill, hot water might also burn. Humidifiers add moisture to the air, which may help ease coughing and congestion due to a cold. Warm-mist and cool-mist humidifiers are equally effective in humidifying the air. By the time the water vapor reaches your child's lower airways, it's the same temperature regardless of whether it started out warm or cool. If you use a humidifier, be sure to keep it clean to prevent mineral buildup and the growth of bacteria and molds. Humidifiers that hold standing water, particularly cool-mist humidifiers, can disperse these materials into the air. Warm-mist humidifiers generally disperse less, if any, of these materials into the air. Emptying the tank and drying all surfaces of the humidifier daily is one way to safely keep it clean. Also, consider refilling the tank with bottled water that is labeled "distilled" or "purified," both of which contain lower mineral content than most tap water. ...Read more