Vicks humidifiers

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Was wondering if any of my fellow bronchiectasis/ asthma/ sinusitis sufferers have tried any room humidifiers ?

Was thinking of buying one but there are "warm air " or "cool air" models and dont know which would be more suitable for our condition, wondered if anyone could recommend anything ?

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    No, never tried any of those.

    Never felt the need to use them.

    I did enquire about having a nebuliser at home but my Dr informedI can go into their surgery and have access to nebulisers via the practice nurse.

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      Hi Ron, my specialist / provided an nebuliser to use at home. I feel the saline helps break up the mucus in my lungs and the salbutamol helps with me asthma. Unfortunately the saline through has not really helped with my chronic sinusitis. I've also been using nasal irrigation with saline but I'm still demented with coughing during the night and not being able to breathe through a blocked nose.

      I have just purchased the Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier so fingers crossed. Would try anything to get some relief.

      I realise we're all different and what works for one may not work for another 🤞

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    I would avoid humidifiers myself as there is a good chance that it would actually cause an infection if not kept scrupulously clean. What are trying to achieve by using one ?
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      I am really sorry to hear that Liz ? I had the same problem. I suffer from Perennial Rhinitis and take a nasal spray for that. I also had a deviated septum and a post nasal drip which i had fixed with a hammer and chisel and drill. The septum was shaved allowing better air entry and holes drilled into my sinus' which allowed better drainage. I do still have OSA and Tracheobronchomalacia which doesn't help but I use a Bi-Pap machine at night which relieves the symptoms somewhat. I cannot think of anything else helpful for you to relieve your symptoms but I do wish that you find the answer soon !

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      Oh thank you for that great advice B/bronch. Oh my , what a tough time you have had. I have polyps which they are reluctant to operate on , apparently I need anaesthetic for this op but anaesthetis won't touch me because of bad spirometery results.

      I also have dreadful post nasal drip it's so annoying too isn't it ?

      I will look into these suggestions that are helping you.

      You take care & keep well (as possible ) xxx

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