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Taylor05 10-18-2008 08:25 PM

Humidifier or Vaporizer
I'm new on this board. My 3 year old daughter was diagnosed 5 months ago. It has been really hard to learn she has CF after 2 years of not knowing what was wrong. It has been an emotional r coaster. Since she was a yeard old she was having 7 or more bowel movements a day and eating constantly but her pediatrician would say she was fine and she was just a "hungry baby" . Finally I changed pediatrician and she sent me to a GI. The same week she was diagnosed. Now she is taking enzymes and she is not eating as much as she used to. We are doing ACT. She is very allergic to pollen and her nose is constantly stoped up. There are 5 pulmonologists at her CF Center. They said different things about using humidifier or vaporizer. Do you recommend using them?
Thanks so much and I appologize for my silly grammar.

Ratatosk 10-20-2008 10:12 AM

Re: Humidifier or Vaporizer
We don't use either due to concerns with the potential for molds, especially with humidifiers I'd be concerned even with proper cleaning. With DS I would get the bathroom nice and steamy and give him a bath before bed. I would also use saline nasal spray/drops to try to break down that extra thick mucus. Nowdays he's old enough to do sinus rinses and that really helps.

Taylor05 10-20-2008 08:02 PM

Re: Humidifier or Vaporizer
Thanks so much for your answer. There are so many things that I need to learn to be able to help my DD

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