E-cigarettes heat up nicotine (extracted from tobacco), flavorings, and other chemicals to create an aerosol that is inhaled. Common tobacco cigarettes contain 7,000 chemicals, many of which are toxic. Some people experience respiratory symptoms in the summer months when it's hot and the air contains more allergens. Air conditioners and fans can circulate dry air around the room, and air conditioners remove moisture from the air.
A humidifier can be beneficial during this season. Vaporizers and humidifiers can remove air that is too dry from your home. Dry air can worsen allergies, contribute to dry skin and dehydration, cause a sore throat or nasal congestion, and even cause headaches or nosebleeds in some people. Dry air can also affect our immune system, because if our nostrils and lungs aren't lubricated, they can't properly trap germs.
Both humidifiers and vaporizers can make the home more comfortable by relieving excess mucus, dry skin, chapped lips, and sore throats. Evaporators and steam vaporizers may be less likely to release allergens into the air than cold steam humidifiers. That said, experts still recommend cold steam humidifiers instead of steam vaporizers for children to avoid the risk of getting burned by steam or spills. Even more compact, the Vicks Soothing Vapors Plug-in waterless vaporizer can also be used with Vicks VapoPads.
Similar cleaning rules apply to steam vaporizers, but the risk of mineral build-up and mold is less of an issue. For a baby's room, a humidifier is a safer option to keep your baby from getting burned by steam from a vaporizer. So, while both vaporizers and humidifiers add moisture to the air, they use different methods to do so. Whether you want to relieve the cold or simply make your space more comfortable, you can't go wrong with the simple and effective humidification of a vaporizer.
For quick, medicated cough relief, you can also put Vicks VapoSteam in the medicine container that comes built into the vaporizer. Devices such as hygrometers can measure humidity, or the humidifier or vaporizer can be adjusted to a certain level. While they can help, you shouldn't rely on a vaporizer or humidifier to rid your home of potential exposure to COVID-19. If you have asthma or allergies, consult your healthcare provider before using a humidifier or vaporizer, as they are not recommended for everyone. In general, humidifiers work by creating fog from cold water, while vaporizers heat water to create steam.
Both cold steam humidifiers and steam vaporizers can add moisture to the air in your home and help relieve respiratory symptoms without the need for medication.