MyPurMist Professional Resources

  1. WebMD- Allergies 
    Try Some Steam: Inhaling steam is a simple way to relieve nasal congestion and can ease breathing when you have allergies
    http://www.webmd.com/allergies/ss/slideshow-natural-relief
  2.  - MayoClinic- Allergies 
    ...breathe in the steam ... to help loosen the mucus in your nose and clear your head of stuffiness.
    http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/nonallergic-rhinitis/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/con-20026910
  3.  - Harvard Health Publications - Cough/Cold 
    Home remedies can help as well. Inhaling steam ... is the simplest.
    http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletters/Harvard_Mens_Health_Watch/2010/September/that-nagging-cough
  4. MayoClinic.com Health Library - Cold/Flu 
    One of the simplest ways to break up congestion is to inhale steam ...
    http://www.riversideonline.com/health_reference/Cold-Flu/ID00048.cfm
  5.  - Kaiser Permanente - Colds and Flu 
    Breathe warm, moist air from a steamy shower..., or a humidifier.
    http://tinyurl.com/kpgdfw9
  6.  - Duke Voice Care Center - Vocal Health Information -Dryness 
    Steam inhalation: Inhaling or breathing steam helps the voice box stay moist and can be very soothing to irritated vocal folds. Breathe the steam through your nose for three to five minutes, two or three times per day 
    http://www.dukehealth.org/repository/dukehealth/2010/12/22/13/57/10/0598/DVCC%20vocal%20health.pdf
  7.  - WebMD - Cough/Dryness 
    If a raw, dry throat is making you cough, moisture may help...try breathing in steam ...or use a humidifier or vaporizer.
    http://symptoms.webmd.com/cold-and-flu-map-tool/treating-your-cough
  8. WebMD - Sinus Congestion 
    Keep your nasal passages moist. Inhale steam two to four times a day.
    http://www.webmd.com/allergies/sinus-pain-pressure-11/sinus-tips
  9. Harvard - Sinusitis 
    Inhale steam three or four times a day.
    http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/7-tips-for-keeping-your-sinuses-clear
  10. US National Library of Medicine / National Institute of Health 
    Secretions may be cleared with steam inhalation ...
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9664199
  11. US National Library of Medicine / National Institute of Health 
    Secretions may be cleared with steam inhalation ...
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9664199
  12. Cleveland Clinic - Sinusitis 
    Chronic sinusitis. Warm moist air may alleviate sinus congestion. Using a vaporizer or inhaling steam ... may also help.
    http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/sinusitis/hic_sinusitis.aspx
  13. Harvard Medical School - Sinusitis 
    Inhale steam...One way or another, inhale steam three to four times a day.
    http://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/sinusitis.shtml
  14. Mayo Clinic - Chronic Sinusitis 
    Moisturize your sinus cavities.... This will help ease pain and help mucus drain.
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/chronic-sinusitis/DS00232/DSECTION=lifestyle-and-home-remedies
  15. Kaiser Permanente - Sinusitis 
    Breathe warm, moist air from a steamy shower ... Consider using a humidifier ... http://tinyurl.com/lfqlgal 
  16. In addition, there are many articles on this subject. 
    Benefits of Steam: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3303983 
    Allergies: http://www.livestrong.com/article/129523-humidifiers-impact-allergies/
  17. Parents Magazine 
    May 2014 Edition - Allergy Test