Use A Face Steamer For Lung Congestion

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Picked up a little home face steamer by Revlon at a yardsale, thinking that the steam would be good for my sinuses when blocked. And I have found that BREATHING the steam is also good for lung congestion. So much easier than hanging over a steaming pot or water basin - and mine only cost $1. (I mean, isn't that what nebulizers are - steam with medication?)


By pamphyila from Los Angeles, CA

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September 20, 20070 found this helpful

It sounds like it is working great for you, but check with your doctor. Most doctors use cold mist for lung problems, cold air expands the broncia in your lungs. Warm moistuer can grow bacteria.

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September 21, 20070 found this helpful

Note: No...nebulizers use high pressure "cool" air to turn medication and saline into a "cool" mist, whereas, steam is the result of "heating" a liquid to the point of making "steam". Cool air reduces the swelling of mucus membranes, whereas heated air can cause swelling.


It should also be noted, while steam is good for liquefying mucus, steam can also cause reactions in persons with asthma, so as a result, persons with asthma should use caution until they are sure how their lungs will react.

Wallace L. Needles RRT

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