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What are the benefits of a humidifier vs. A vaporizer?
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Dr. Kathryn Akin
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
5 doctors agree
In brief: Safety
Both provide humidified air to help soothe the airways.
Doctors frequently recommend the cool mist humidifier because there is no fear of safety concerns. Vaporizers use heat to vaporize the air and produce very hot steam from the opening. A child could burn themselves in this way or by accidentally pulling on the cord or turning over the unit with risk of serious burns. Safety first always!

In brief: Safety
Both provide humidified air to help soothe the airways.
Doctors frequently recommend the cool mist humidifier because there is no fear of safety concerns. Vaporizers use heat to vaporize the air and produce very hot steam from the opening. A child could burn themselves in this way or by accidentally pulling on the cord or turning over the unit with risk of serious burns. Safety first always!
Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Dr. James Ferguson
Many vaporizers today use ultrasonic technology to generat room temperature mist without the risk of a heating element.Some have a scalable feature that allows you to dial from invisable humidity to heavy droplets. These are mor pricy than the heater modles but more useful over time.
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Cool for cough...
Cool mist humidifiers can provide welcome soothing relief for inflamed, irritated bronchial tubes & its companion confounding cough; whereas, hot vaporizers act to "melt" the mucous clogging sinus passages.
Think "c" for "cough" & "cool mist". Think "h" for "head"(congestion) & "hot" vaporizer. If unsure, c wins over h! beware, some vaporizers may generate enough heat to actually burn your baby.

In brief: Cool for cough...
Cool mist humidifiers can provide welcome soothing relief for inflamed, irritated bronchial tubes & its companion confounding cough; whereas, hot vaporizers act to "melt" the mucous clogging sinus passages.
Think "c" for "cough" & "cool mist". Think "h" for "head"(congestion) & "hot" vaporizer. If unsure, c wins over h! beware, some vaporizers may generate enough heat to actually burn your baby.
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