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What are the medical differences between a warm mist humidifier and a cold mist humidifier?
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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: They are different
A warm mist humidifier is a device that heats water into steam and a cold mist vaporizer uses a device to spin and genrate tiny droplets of cool mist like a waterfall does.
Both create mist but by different methods. There is debate as to which is a better device. Each has its pluses and minuses.

In brief: They are different
A warm mist humidifier is a device that heats water into steam and a cold mist vaporizer uses a device to spin and genrate tiny droplets of cool mist like a waterfall does.
Both create mist but by different methods. There is debate as to which is a better device. Each has its pluses and minuses.
Dr. Kevin Considine
Dr. Kevin Considine
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Safety
Most warm mist producers involve a heating element that can burn down a house or produce scalding when you get up to add water. They are cheaper but dangerous.
All mist will cool before it gets to baby anyway. They have a place in controlled hospital settings when used to moisturize oxygen at the source, but none in the home.

In brief: Safety
Most warm mist producers involve a heating element that can burn down a house or produce scalding when you get up to add water. They are cheaper but dangerous.
All mist will cool before it gets to baby anyway. They have a place in controlled hospital settings when used to moisturize oxygen at the source, but none in the home.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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