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How Humidifiers Help with Pneumonia

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How Humidifiers Help with Pneumonia  

Humidifiers are a common household appliance, most often used to create a general atmosphere of wellness for plants, pets, and people alike. Many users also use humidifiers to alleviate unpleasant cold and flu-like symptoms in the winter, including congestion, sore throats, and dry skin. It is less common, but equally effective, to use humidifiers to ease the effects of pneumonia and help with recovery. We wanted to take the opportunity to spread awareness about the condition and pass along information about the benefits of a humidifier 

 

How Can a Humidifier Help?

Little girl drinking water

While humidifiers do not prevent pneumonia, they can significantly ease symptoms like coughing and clear nasal passages to promote easy breathing. This in turn will also help improve rest, which is incredibly important for recovery. Stanford Children’s Health recommends humidifiers as form of treatment for pneumonia1. However, don’t let the humidifier be your only source of moisture, make sure to drink plenty of fluids as well. If you or your child contract pneumonia, it is important to see a doctor for an official diagnosis. In some cases, the infection can be treated with antibiotics and other forms of treatment.  

What to Look For 

VeSync Classic 300S Ultrasonic Smart Humidifier

The most important feature to look for in a humidifier is cool mist. This feature will offer the greatest comfort and can quicken the process of recovery. It is also important to invest in a quality humidifier with wide coverage and powerful mist. Other features like smart control and voice command can offer convenient support if you are bedridden. If you do use a humidifier to ease the symptoms of pneumonia, it is vitally important that you keep the humidifier clean. If bacteria is allowed to grow within the appliance, it can worsen the infection. 

1. https://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=pneumonia-in-children-90-P02958 

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