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Are there any health risks for using a warm air humidifier to assist in my 3 month old childs viral infection with cough and runny nose?

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Dr. Hanford Brace
Family Medicine
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In brief: No

Humidified air will help if nose congested and runny.
I would try and use distilled water, keep a distance away as per the gadgets instructions. Should be regularly cleaned. A tent aparatus made with towels or sheets over the head end of the crib with humidifier on the right height chair pointed under the tent will allow good humidity without being too close to baby. Watch it closely always!

In brief: No

Humidified air will help if nose congested and runny.
I would try and use distilled water, keep a distance away as per the gadgets instructions. Should be regularly cleaned. A tent aparatus made with towels or sheets over the head end of the crib with humidifier on the right height chair pointed under the tent will allow good humidity without being too close to baby. Watch it closely always!
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