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Probably a stupid question but...
by Anonymous
January 18, 2013 at 7:55 PM
What does a humidifier do? I know its a machine you fill with water and it blows out steam, but what does it do? Clean the air? And what's the difference in a humidifier and a vaporizer?

Sincerely, one uneducated mom

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  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    January 18, 2013 at 7:56 PM
    It helps with relieving sinus pressure...
  • jillbailey26
    January 18, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    It makes sure the air doesn't get too dry.  A dehumidifier dries out the air.

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    January 18, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Google is your friend.

  • SwtSnowflake2
    January 18, 2013 at 7:57 PM
    It puts humidity into the air. It makes the air wetter.

    I think they are the same thing.

    A Dehumidifier takes the wet out of the air and makes it dry.

    My son is allergic to dust mites and we have to keep the humidity below 50. We can't use humidifiers in the home.
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    January 18, 2013 at 7:59 PM
    But Google doesn't have the entertaining sarcasm

    Quoting Anonymous:

    Google is your friend.

  • Mrs.Bryant1201
    January 18, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Not a stupid question.

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    January 18, 2013 at 8:00 PM
    So humidifiers are bad for allergies?

    Quoting SwtSnowflake2:

    It puts humidity into the air. It makes the air wetter.



    I think they are the same thing.



    A Dehumidifier takes the wet out of the air and makes it dry.



    My son is allergic to dust mites and we have to keep the humidity below 50. We can't use humidifiers in the home.
  • weirdkids
    January 18, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    humidifier pumps moisture into an otherwise dry enviroment. helps to improve breathing. vaporizer allows you to add vapor rub, essential oils ect to be vaporized while working in a similar fashion as a humidifier but adding the vapors from said substances into the air as well like camphor or eucalyptus oil helps to reduce congestion while chamomile or lavender oil is calming.

  • SwtSnowflake2
    January 18, 2013 at 8:04 PM
    Only dust mite allergies because dust mites drink water through their skin so they need it to be humid. They also like warmth so we have to keep the house under 75 degrees. They eat pollen, pet dander, and dead skin.

    So we try to control the population. We can't get rid of them completely but it helps.


    Quoting Anonymous:

    So humidifiers are bad for allergies?



    Quoting SwtSnowflake2:

    It puts humidity into the air. It makes the air wetter.





    I think they are the same thing.





    A Dehumidifier takes the wet out of the air and makes it dry.





    My son is allergic to dust mites and we have to keep the humidity below 50. We can't use humidifiers in the home.
  • Christywf
    January 18, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Makes the air humid for ppl w/ breathing issues.

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