Whole House Humidifiers
Humidifiers are a traditional standby come cold and flu season, but humidifiers can be used year-round to help improve some of your worst health problems. Humidifiers work by adding moisture to the air, either through hot steam or cool mist. Dry air can be a catalyst for a bevy of health and skin problems, so a humidifier should have a place in your medicine cabinet to help you deal with some of the pitfalls of living in a dry climate.
Humidifiers are most commonly used to help ease congestion without the use of medicine. With more moisture in the air, the mucus in your nasal passage and sinuses thins so it’s easier to breathe. Ideal for children, humidifiers should be kept clean in order to provide the cleanest humidified air. Dry nasal passages can become sore when you have a cold, and the humidifier can help lubricate the passages for a more comfortable night’s sleep. Humidifiers can act much like a hot shower in helping to clear your head and your sinuses when suffering from congestion issues.
Dry Skin Relief
The dry winter months can wreak havoc on your skin and lips, leaving them dry and chapped. You may also experience more static electricity and frizzy hair as a result of the lack of moisture in the air. A humidifier can help keep the air moist so that your hair and skin don’t suffer, notes Medline Plus. Moist skin means less chapping and dryness. What’s more, the humidifier can prevent static from making a mess of your hair, making it a good beauty product as well as a helpful health product.
When you or your children suffer with allergy symptoms like sneezing and congestion, a humidifier can become a tool in the war against discomfort. Increased humidity can help ease breathing in children and adults with allergies, notes MayoClinic.com, although it is important to keep your humidifier clean by using distilled water and cleaning the tank every three days. This ensures that you aren’t circulating mold or bacteria in the air and exacerbating allergy symptoms. If you’re using a humidifier for a child, switch to a cool mist model to avoid the risk of steam burns.
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