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i really need help...

ok. i have a humidifier or a dehumidifier. i cant tell the difference. and i dont have the box or anything just the actual thing. how can i tell the difference. my 2 month old has a cold and they told me to use a humidifier and i have one i think. but im not sure which one it is...

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a.whaley38401

Asked by a.whaley38401 at 1:02 AM on Jan. 9, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • ok with one can u pour water or something in it and plug it up and steam comes out....i know thats how a humidifier works, not sure about the other!!
    secondtyme520

    Answer by secondtyme520 at 1:03 AM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • lol. ok i think it lets steam out let me plug it up and try. i wonder how a dehumidifier works. anyone know???
    a.whaley38401

    Answer by a.whaley38401 at 1:05 AM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • ok does it take a min for it to work. i plugged it in with water in it and there is no steam or anything HELP!!!!!!!!!! i have never used these things before
    a.whaley38401

    Answer by a.whaley38401 at 1:16 AM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • a dehumidifier is just the opposite of a humidifier - - it takes the water out of the air, and you have to EMPTY the canister rather than fill it up. . . . it's for places that have a lot of moisture in the air.
    TiffanyMarie80

    Answer by TiffanyMarie80 at 2:46 AM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • What does it look like? Mine you have to put a pinch of salt in. It is the cheap Vicks humidifier.
    Whatkids

    Answer by Whatkids at 3:16 AM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • Steam should NEVER come out of a humidifier!! If you are using it for a baby's room, it should be cool mist only, and even if you have a "warm mist" one, it should never be so hot that it steams!! The air coming out of a good humidifier (a cool mist one, which is what most doctors recommend for babies) should be cool. Don't leave the room completely enclosed, you need to leave the door open a bit so the room doesn't get too humid. You should really just feel cool air coming out, like a fan.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:36 AM on Jan. 9, 2010

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