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fishingirl
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Has anyone tried a humidifier in their bedrooms to help with dry throat and dry coughs?

Cindy

Dazey
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I have a humidifier going in my bedroom and another in my living room. I have electric heat which is extremely drying. My night cough has diminished considerably - dry throat still here, but not keeping me up at night. Dazey

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delnative
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We have forced-air gas heat, which is pretty drying. We use a humidifier in the bedroom, but I haven't noticed any difference at night. However, I don't have a dry cough, just a dry throat.

--Jim in Delaware

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fishingirl
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Thanks! It'll be worth the try, I'm sure.

Cindy

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Kent Cass
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Have one in both my bedroom and living room. Many years ago, post-accident, I had a trachea and on-going surgical procedures for 2 years. My family was told I needed the indoors humdity to be at 30%, and I have slept with a humidifier ever since. YES- use a humidifier, Cindy.

kcass

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ratface
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yes you should get one. I have used it for several months now and it does help with breathing and the dry throat. The better you sleep the better everything looks in the morning. As an added bonus I put that euculyptus stuff in the water and find it to be soothing to the nose and smells nice to.

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Hondo
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Cindy I use a cool mist type humidifier works great no heat to worry about and little dry mouth.

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Kent Cass
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Same with me, Cindy. $30 at Walgreen's. Thing is, you must try to keep the unit clean to keep the mist clean. I do so every two days. Does make a difference.

kcass

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