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#1 of 6 Old 03-01-2006, 04:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We've been running a cool mist humidifier at night for a few months because ds is always stuffy, and he's had a few colds. It's also been good for me, because I tend to get very dried up at night, which means I wake up with congestion. Dh claims that the humidifier makes him more congested and that it made him get a cold last week. I think he's crazy! Is there any validity to this?

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Colds are caused by germs, not humidifiers. He probably caught the cold from your ds. Some people don't tolerate humidifiers very well though, like asthmatics, and it can cause mold to grow if you don't air out the room when people are not sleeping in there.

The best kind to get is the kind with no filter. Use distilled water to prevent mold/hard water buildup in the humidifer. Some people are sensitive to breathing in the hard water residue in the air that's released by the machine.

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As crazy as mine...he thinks the same thing. (And I totally disagree, based on science.)
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His sinuses may be clearing out making him think he is stuffier. Does that make sense?

The blowing may be stirring up dust that triggers allergies. Making him think he has a cold.

I had to move my humidifier because the direction it was blowing was right in my direction and freezing me! Making me sneeze. Even though it was on the other side of the room, the breeze came towards me.

Tell him to give it another try!

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I've never heard that.

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Personally I like a hot water humidifier better. No mold build up due to the heat.
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