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Fact:
The average child will have between 6 to 10 colds a year, most during the winter months. Running a humidifier can help temporarily relieve congestion and soothe a sore throat for adults and children.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using a cool mist humidifier throughout the winter months to help relieve congestion and coughs for kids.
(Sources: City-Data, Weather.com, LiveScience)
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Humidifiers are especially important for infants and babies whose smaller nostrils get stuffed up more easily when a cold strikes.

The average cold lasts 7 days.
(Sources: City-Data, Weather.com, LiveScience)
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Humidifiers are a perfect solution to help temporarily relieve congestion and coughs by keeping the throat and nasal passages hydrated.

A warm-mist humidifier can be used with Vicks VapoSteam for an added level of comfort when sick.

The average adult will get 2 to 4 colds a year.
(Sources: City-Data, Weather.com, LiveScience)
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Because they're where families spend the most time, bedrooms are an optimal location for running a humidifier, which can help you breathe easier and sleep more comfortably.

Warm-mist humidifiers and vaporizers also allow for the highest level of moisture saturation in a room, which can be helpful when loosening congestion.
(Sources: City-Data, Weather.com, LiveScience)
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Humidification provides a number of health and comfort benefits such as soothing parched skin.

At least 81 million Americans experience dry, itchy or scaly skin during the winter due to colder, dryer air and over-heated homes. (Source: CDC)

During the winter, the skin is exposed to dry, indoor heat with less humidity. Add to that the heavy, bulky clothes and the skin begins to generate less of its own natural moisturizers, especially as we age, which can lead to flakiness and itching. (Source: American Academy of Dermatology)
(Sources: City-Data, Weather.com, LiveScience)
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Humidifiers help counteract the effects of dry, harsh winter air by adding essential moisture to any room – perfect temporary relief for dry nose, flakey skin, chapped lips, and general indoor air comfort.
(Sources: City-Data, Weather.com, LiveScience)
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For kids with allergies, it is typically advised to keep humidity levels below 50% because increased humidity can breed dust mites and mold.
(Sources: City-Data, Weather.com, LiveScience)
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Bad hair day? Too much humidity can cause fizzy hair. Dry, winter air can leave your hair feeling dry and full of static electricity.
(Sources: City-Data, Weather.com, LiveScience)