my son has just been diagnosed with asthma and we are having trouble stopping the cough thanks to the cold air - he hasn't had a full night sleep for weeks. A hot shower or bath does ease the cough, but a heater in his room does not, so I am considering a vaporizer
BUT I have heard they leave walls etc damp. He has a decorative wall quilt hanging above his bed, carpetted floors, curtains and a full bookshelf. Would a vaporizer leave all these things damp too? Doesn't that just lead to mould (and ruined walls/floors/books etc)?
Do any vaporizers not leave everything damp? Or any other recommendations?
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16-07-2011 00:30 #1Senior Member
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Vaporizers - do any NOT leave walls wet?
16-07-2011 00:38 #2
Our walls/furniture weren't damp to touch but the roof developed terrible mould directly above where our vicks vaporizer was sitting.
It worked wonders for both mine and DD's asthma but eventually I got sick of cleaning the mould every 2 days so I stopped using it - figured the mould wasn't helpful either.
I have heard other hubbers mention another brand but can't remember which one - hopefully they'll see this thread and let you know
16-07-2011 01:23 #3
I use the Vicks one also, agree the walls and furniture dont seem damp to touch. I don't use it often enough to comment about mould. I always ensure overnight the door is kept slightly ajar so while closed enough to keep the warm vapor air in it's still letting a bit of fresh air in which I would think would keep any condensation problems away..??
16-07-2011 07:43 #4
As long as I air the room during the day, I have no damp issues. I only saw water on the wall if it was cold and I did not use the heater.
16-07-2011 07:54 #5
DH echoes flicker's comments.
His vapouriser was placed in the middle of the room on the floor. When he got up it was turned off, the door was closed and the windows opened to let the moisture escape. If it's raining you might need to do that the other way around, close windows and open door. He never had a problem with condensation or mould.
If you have condensation issues then either the vapouriser is set too high, or the room is too cold (which itself can aggravate asthma).
Other suggestions made by DH are to get a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to regularly vacuum the carpet and curtains.
Also to remove the soft wall hanging above DS bed.
Lastly to make sure DS is using his preventer medication properly.
16-07-2011 08:00 #6
We have ours going pretty much constantly every winter since DD2 was born (she's now 5) and we've always cracked the window a little and have never had any issues with dampness or mould. It seems to warm the room as well so having the window or door cracked shouldn't make it cool.
Good luck, I hope it gives your little one some relief.
16-07-2011 08:47 #7
we have a vicks one in each kids room for when they need it. tgey bith have decorarive quilt hangings amongst other stuff on the walls.
the only thing that gets damp is the glass on the windows
16-07-2011 12:25 #8
With some types of asthma a vapourizer doesn't help. Certainly with my dd it doesn't. Just FYI.
But we use it for dd2. Just air the room, put it in the middle if the room, etc and we haven't had a problem!
16-07-2011 13:09 #9Senior Member
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We've got a Euky Bear vaporiser which leaves the windows a bit damp, but like PPs have said, it clears up when the room is aired.
17-07-2011 01:02 #10Senior Member
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We do use a dyson vacuum so it has the HEPA filter, and there is a heater in his room - do you leave the heater on as well as the vaporizer?
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