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Will an air purifier help with my sinusitis?

Will an air purifier help with my sinusitis?

It may: If you have allergies due to pollen, dust, or airbone particles, then an air purifier may help. A hepa grade filter system is best and it should be cleaned regularly. Once the airborne allergies are controlled, your sinuses may become easier to manage. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the ...Read more


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Best air purifier for eczema?

Best air purifier for eczema?

Unfortunately none: There has been no study , I am aware of, showing that using air purifier helps eczema. In fact, it may potentially dry up the skin further with increased air movement. Hepa filter appears to be the most effective if you do want to try. Be sure to measure the room size and that the filter will move the total volume of room air about 5 times per hour. ...Read more

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Has anyone found a good air-purifier for pet allergens? What brand, and what size?

Has anyone found a good air-purifier for pet allergens?  What brand, and what size?

As providers: We are discouraged from endorsing specific devices. In general, consider investing in a hepa (high efficiency particulate air) filter air purifier. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between a dehumidifier and an air purifier? What would be best for a cough?

Whats the difference between a dehumidifier and an air purifier? What would be best for a cough?

Difference: a dehumidifier extracts water from the circuklationg air. An air filter contains micropore HEPA filters to catch spores, molds, dusts, pollens etc. Air filters work best for allergies. ...Read more

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What is the best air purifier for removing allergens and irritants from the air? What to look for when buying one?

What is the best air purifier for removing allergens and irritants from the air? What to look for when buying one?

HepA filter: Air filters in studies, have modest effects in allergy treatment. A study combining Hepa filters with dust mite prevention, and pet avoidance showed better symptom improvement. Combining avoidance measures with intranasal corticosteroid medications likely is better, and treating underlying conditions that affect allergies can have better effects. Allergy shots are likely most beneficial. ...Read more

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Air purifier makes the air dry, is this true?

Not necessarily: There are many ways to purify air - not all of them make air dry. Check out http://home.howstuffworks.com/air-purifier.htm for some basics. ...Read more

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Can an air purifier help asthma in any way?

Can an air purifier help asthma in any way?

YEs it can: Many asthmatics have allergies to airborne things like pollen, dust, smoke and particulate matter (pollution). Make sure the purifier has a hepa filter and maintain it according to the manufacturer's recommendations. ...Read more

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Would you recommend getting an air purifier for asthma suferer?

Air purifier : Can be helpful. But must be sure you keep it serviced regularly and/ or if there are filters that need to be changed or are water reservoirs that are needed that they too are changed daily or as recommended by the manufacturer of the product that you choose. ...Read more

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What is the best air purifier for a child with major allergies?

What is the best air purifier for a child with major allergies?

Air purifiers: The most effective air cleaners are the hepa filter type and the electrostatic air purifiers. The hepa filer traps most allergens in the filter so that clean air passes through. The electrostatics work by placing an electric charge on all particles coming into the filter and then passing them through metal plates that have an opposite charge so the particles are pulled out onto the plates. ...Read more

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