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Does Humidity affect asthma?

Humidity and Asthma

Did you know that if you are a asthma sufferer your home humidity levels can affect your health. Too little humidity can cause your nose and throat to become dry and irritated, making those colds worse and your asthma harder to keep under control.

On the other hand too much humidity can cause dust mites and mould to escalate which can trigger allergic reactions and/or asthma attacks. Humid air is also heavy, which can it make it harder to breathe.

Generally for asthma sufferers your indoor humidity levels should range from 30 – 50 %, this humidity percentage is usually comfortable most people. Maintaining the right humidity levels may reduce asthma symptoms.

A humidifier can help regulate the humidity in your home.

Humidifiers and Asthma

The humidity levels in your home is affected by air temperature as well as weather conditions. In cold weather conditions the air inside may be dry, and heaters can add to the dryness.

If you live in a dry climate all year round, not enough moisture in your home can be a daily issue.

In both these instances a humidifier can maintain the right amount of indoor humidity.

If dry air affects your airways and respiratory system, then a humidifier may just be helpful to alleviate asthma symptoms.

Things to remember if using a humidifier

Humidifiers can worsen your symptoms if they:

  • run nonstop or too high causing the air to become very humid.
  • Are not cleaned regularly or properly.

So, when you in the market to buy a humidifier keep these 2 factors in mind.

Please read more about the Stylies Alaze Humidifier here and how it is so easy and convenient to use taking these 2 factors into account.

Dehumidifiers and Asthma

No matter the type of climate humidity and dampness ca occur. Breathing is overly humid air can also cause asthma symptoms to flare up and cause respiratory distress.

Dehumidifiers remove excess moisture from the air. By using a dehumidifier, you can bring down the humidity in an overly humid home. By doing this they also reduce the build up of mould and dust mites.


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