My Dad always ran a humidifier for myself and others whenever I was home sick to help with the symptoms.
I had a head cold yearly as a child, especially when I was in school while in flu season as well as surrounded by sick children who don’t cover their faces or noses when they cough or sneeze. My mother would send myself and others to school with hand sanitizer, but I’m not sure how often I entirely used it. I hated getting sick too, even if it meant I could miss school from time to time. And since I had asthma, getting sick would take myself and others off our feet faster as well as longer than it would for most kids our age. The worst thing was having our friends come down the street to play street hockey with myself and others without realizing that I was sick inside as well as couldn’t come out to play. Since all of us always lived in a cold, northern weather conditions, the Autumn as well as Winter time seasons are exceptionally dry. Dry is great for preventing mold as well as microbial growth indoors, but it can lead to extreme physical discomfort. Some people report abnormally dry skin, dry esure, sinus pain, etc. I’ll even get a headache as a thirdary reaction from our initial symptoms. My Dad always ran a humidifier for myself and others whenever I was home sick to help with the symptoms. But I’ve l earned since then that you should be careful using these devices in weather conditionss where ambient humidity is over 60% outside. Adding more moisture to criticall humid air will lead to apparent concerns with mold as well as mildew. If it’s the Winter time as well as humidity is below 40%, then using a humidifier is a great way to have more comfortable indoor air than you would have otherwise.