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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. Chad Levitt
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How long does it take peanut dust to settle from the air after eating roasted or shelled peanuts from an open can? Will an air purifier clean the air?

How long does it take peanut dust to settle from the air after eating roasted or shelled peanuts from an open can? Will an air purifier clean the air?

A physics question!: How big is the room (volume), what is air flow in the room, and what is the weight of the particulates(peanut dust)? This is a real question of applied physics and not an easy answer. Hepa filters, especially hospital grade ones do a good job of air clearance. ...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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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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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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