What is Humidifier?

Category: Equipment

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A humidifier is a household appliance that increases humidity (moisture) in a single room or in the entire home. There are point-of-use humidifiers used to humidify a single room, and whole-house or furnace humidifiers to provide humidity to the entire house.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Allergic asthma 1 0
Asthma 1 0
Cough 1 0
Difficulty staying asleep 1 2
Dry eyes 1 0
Dry lips 1 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Humidifier

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Humidifier

Dosage Patients
8hours as needed 2

Why patients stopped taking Humidifier

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped using Humidifier

Duration

Currently using Humidifier

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped using Humidifier

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
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1 patient evaluation for Humidifier

Aug 14, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for dry throat)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 Daily
Advice & Tips: White noise helped with sleeping through the night.

Jun 12, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for dry mouth)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for dry throat)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for dry lips)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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