A common and nagging illness that usually accompanies the cold season is croup. Croup is a viral infection most likely to affect children up to five years old and manifests itself as an acute or chronic inflammation of the larynx, associated with specific diseases of the respiratory tract. The patient experiences hoarseness, difficulty swallowing food, a dry throat and dry, suffocating cough. Common causes that trigger this condition are colds, flu, overuse of the voice, gastroesophageal reflux, climate (cold and wet) and atmospheric impurities.
It is considered a condition of mild intensity that can be cured in a few days with only the use of homeopathic remedies like tea, macerated herbs and vocal rest. When it comes to children, the croup should be treated with great consciousness: it is important to calm the frightened child since a quiet child coughs less and every cough can increase the mucosal swelling. Parents should try their best not to transmit their nervousness to the little one. Encourage your child to stand rather than lay in bed since that position encourages coughs. Make sure the room gets enough fresh air and if you have the possibility use a humidifier since it has truly beneficial effects and provides relief for the respiratory tract and sore throat.
Stay hydrated and at the smallest sign of the condition aggravating it is best to seek the advice of your doctor.
Check out in the following article, the best warm and cold mist humidifier models for croup.
This warm mist humidifier works great for medium sized rooms and it runs up to 24 hours per filling thanks to the generous, 1-gallon tank. The unit shuts off automatically when it runs out of water and a refill light notifies the user when necessary.
Make your home comfortable for the whole family, during the winter with the help of the Holmes humidifier. With a 2.3 gal tank, it can provide up to 24 hours of easy breathing and relief from the affects of the dry weather. This model is filter-free and has two speeds.
This mini, portable diffuser is a versatile and useful gadget to have around especially in the cold season. It comes with a lifetime guarantee so you can be sure it will serve you a long time. It doubles as a night light, can be charged via adapter or USB and it also has an auto safety shut-off function. Being a small humidifier it is not recommended for big rooms but it works great in an office or on the night stand.
This popular, 1-gallon capacity, warm mist humidifier provides relief for up to 12 hours on a single tank and automatically shuts off when running out of water. It operates quietly and doubles as a soft glowing nightlight. As an extra feature, it comes with a medicine cup that allows the use of essential oils or “Vicks Vaporsteam” to produce a medicated vapor that soothes.
This sleek looking humidifier features a digital display and a programmable hygrostat allowing the user a more accurate control over the ambient in the house. It has a water tank capacity of 1.5 gallons and it is perfect for rooms up to 600 sq. ft. Enjoy whisper quiet functionality and accurate humidity control without the hassle of a backbreaking maintenance.
If you are looking for a compact humidifier that does not take up a lot of space but it is still capable of providing fast and noticeable effects this model is a great choice. It is recommended for rooms up to 500 sq. ft. It has a 4-liter tank and the 360°, adjustable direction, split nozzles make sure humidification occurs evenly throughout the room.
This humidifier has an ION exchange filter that demineralizes and treats water to prevent white dust forming and prolongs the life of the ultrasonic generator.
Bionaire offers an easy to use humidifier, provided with digital control, antimicrobial protection and a 2 gallons water tank. It is recommended for medium to large rooms.
Controlling this high-end humidifier is a breeze thanks to the remote control that comes with the package. It is ideal for spaces around 30-60 square meters. Set the integrated humidistat to the desired level and enjoy clean air, free of bacteria and bad odor from the water thanks to the built-in water purifier.
It is best to be prepared before the winter’s arrival. The cold season brings low temperatures, dry air, flu and other aggressions that can affect you and your family.
The humidifiers are great for three reasons: they provide relief for dry skin, sore throats and difficulties in breathing, they help save up energy and also they help preserve your wood furniture.