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Vaporizers and humidifiers help moisten the mouth and
throat when breathing the dry, heated indoor air of the winter months. The mist
from a humidifier may be preferred because of the risk of burns from steam
vaporizers. Keep vaporizers and humidifiers out of the reach of babies and toddlers.
A shallow pan of water in the room can substitute for
a vaporizer or humidifier and avoids the hazard of mold. Be sure to keep the
pan out of the reach of babies and toddlers. Do not put it on the floor or
other areas where a child could fall in. A young child can drown in shallow
pans of water.
If you use a vaporizer, remember to:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerDavid Messenger, MD
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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