Health Tip: Using a Humidifier?05/31/13
(HealthDay News) -- Running a humidifier during the dry months
may help moisturize sinus passages, but it can cause problems for
those with allergies.
The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology suggests
how to minimize allergy symptoms during humidifier use:
- Talk to your allergist about using a humidifier to see if it
would be beneficial.
- Make sure the humidity level stays between 30 percent and 45
- Regularly clean and change the filter on your humidifier.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions for how to do so.
- Fill your humidifier with distilled water to help limit
bacteria growth and the formation of a white dust that may
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