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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 1766
   Posted 1/21/2009 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone used a humidifier?
I always get a sore throat in the morning (but not the rest of the day) and my Remicade nurse told me to try using a humidifier. I also heard that it helps with dry skin and hair.
Any opinions?
Female, Age 20
9 Asacol, Rowasa1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis)1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP,1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (6 infusions), 2.4 g Lialda, Forvia, 6 Colazal, 1 Anucort, Culturelle, Fish Oil, Calcium/Vit D supplement, 20 mg Prozac, VSL #3

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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 510
   Posted 1/21/2009 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I use a humidifier at night. Seems to help with sore throat. My place is very dry due to fireplace. Also helps the dog with his dry skin.
38 yr old male, NE Ohio, diagnosed Aug 2008, but been with symptom since Nov 2007
30 mg pred, 9 balsalazide, rowesa nightly, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera tabs
Following gluten free diet as well as spinach/sunflower regime
**down to 25 mg of pred 12/25/08 **down to 20mg of pred 1/7/09
MED CHANGE: 1/13/09-- 4 Lialda, 2 Pamine Forte, 1 Florajen3 probiotic, 2 Aloe Vera tabs, Rowesa every other night, 20 mg of Pred, Lomotil as needed, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol

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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 358
   Posted 1/21/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Living in Colorado, I have to use one and even then I still have a somewhat dry throat in the morning (and not for the humidifiers lack of work as it is always on full blast). I had a cool air humidifier but it didn't work so well. Just recently, I got an ultrasonic humidifier-- which definitely pumps moisture into the air and my throat is better for it. Because it is ultrasonic, though, the minerals in the water get put into the air, too-- and we go get some white dust on the surfaces of our apartment.

Humidifiers will help in general-- but its benefit doesn't go much beyond my front door as Colorado is only 10% humidity on a good day in the winter. So I use a lot of chapstick, drink loads of water and pray for rain ;o)

My ultrasonic humidifier is made by Crane and is in the shape of a Penguin =oD I got him at Target for 35 bucks.


Began Humira on Jan 10 2009

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