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Cool Mist Humidifiers

Using a Cool Mist Humidifier


Updated June 16, 2009

Cool mist humidifiers can be helpful in treating a number of ENT disorders including croup, tonsillitis, congestion, sinus problems and more.

Cool mist humidifiers may reduce swelling, thin secretions, keep mucous membranes moist (potentially preventing bloody noses), and reduce pain. You can buy a cool mist humidifier at most local drug stores. Just make sure you buy a cool mist humidifier, which uses cold water, instead of a regular humidifier which heats the water to produce warm air.

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