Can a Humidifier Help with Asthma?

For those who suffer from asthma or allergies, increased humidity can make breathing easier, especially during a respiratory infection such as a cold. A humidifier can help maintain the right amount of indoor humidity, but there is no medical evidence that it can relieve asthma symptoms. It can, however, reduce the number of asthma attacks in the home by adding hot or cold moisture to the air. This can help relieve symptoms such as dry nose, throat and mouth.Using a humidifier and being aware of the triggers that cause asthma can go a long way in reducing the frequency of attacks.

It is important to note that humidifiers can worsen respiratory infections if not used properly. To avoid this, make sure the humidifier has a timer or an automatic shutdown function to ensure it does not overheat or that the water does not overflow.When choosing a humidifier, consider the type of unit you need. An evaporative humidifier is a great option if you have small children or pets since it does not use heat to operate. On the other hand, ultrasonic humidifiers are quieter than evaporative humidifiers but may not be suitable for those who sleep restlessly.

The Pure Enrichment humidifier includes cold ultrasonic vapor and further improves the air you breathe.It is also important to keep in mind that the ideal humidity level for those with asthma varies from person to person. Generally, it is recommended to keep indoor humidity between 40 and 60%. Cleaning the humidifier with products that contain chemicals or bleach can also irritate the respiratory system.

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