I don't have a humidifier.
I was wondering if I put a bowl of water in front of the heat register would that help?
Or a cloth and every time I wake up in the night get it wet again?
Do you have a heating pad? I wonder if a wet washcloth (maybe 2), in a plastic bag, wrapped inside the heating pad, and when you wake up, put one on your face, and keep swapping. I've had that dry throat/mouth feeling, and to me, a hot, wet washcloth to breathe through is wonderful.
Do you have a neti pot? If not, maybe a pyrex measuring bowl or something with a pour spout...warm water with a little bit of uniodized salt to make a saline solution. That just works miracles for my sinuses and throat, and it would add moisture too. Gargling salt water can help your throat feel better and heal faster. (and again, add moisture)
If you do the boiling pot of water, pour some into a bowl and stick your head under a towel to trap the moisture and breath it in right before you go to bed so you get a "shot" of moisture before laying down.
Hope you feel better soon.
Mom to 10yo Autistic Wonder Boy and 6yo Inquisitive Fireball Girl . December birthdays.
Dry your clothing indoors on clothing racks or hanging on hangers. I used to put the drying rack right over the heating register.
You could even put an inch of water into your tub, and leave the bathroom door open.
DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.
Kerrie Mama to DD 10 yo, DS 8 yo and DD 5
I'm starting to feel like a human but I'm not quite there yet!
I ended up putting a dish towel (clean of course) in a mixing bowl full of water.
I draped the wet towel over the heat vent with one end in the bowl so it stayed damp. Seemed to work, but I also added a hot salt water rinse and Belladonna so who knows which one was the charm?