Health Tip: Using a Humidifier
(HealthDay News) -- A humidifier may help relieve dry and irritated sinuses, but it can also trigger a nasty case of the sneezes if you have allergies.
The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology offers these tips for proper use of a humidifier:
Set the device to between 30 percent and 45 percent humidity.
Regularly clean the humidifier according to manufacturer's instructions to prevent mold growth.
Change the filter frequently.
Use demineralized or distilled water instead of tap water. This may help reduce bacterial growth and production of a white dusty film.
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