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Old 01-25-2005, 01:40 PM   #1
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Cool or Warm Mist Humidifier

hey all, I have asthma, allergies, and a bunch of other fun stuff. I'm thinking about buying a humidifier for my room because the one that's connected to the heating system in the house is broken. Lately I feel that my skin and hair is dryer, and I do often wake up with a dry throat, nose, etc.

I was just trying to research them and as usual, it's confusing as anything else. Mostly my concern is that I don't want to get one that's going to flair up my allergies because when I was tested, I reacted to 4 out of 5 mold sports...so humidity always seems to be a problem for my allergies/asthma. So does that mean I should get a cool mist one to alleviate the overall dryness in the air, or will that still affect my asthma?

 
Old 01-25-2005, 02:07 PM   #2
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Re: Cool or Warm Mist Humidifier

I would see what your allergist recommends, but I know from my circumstance- I would definitely vote against utilizing a humidifier. As a matter of fact- due to my severe dust mite allergy and allergy to mold, we utilize dehumidifiers in our home. Yes- I do get dried out but I utilize a saline nasal spray to help with this and for my skin I use a good moisturizer. Moisture in the air can cause lots of problems. Dust mites can only survive if the humidity is 40% or above. Mold thrives in humidity. Both of these are horrible for allergies and asthma.

 
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