Monday, February 08, 2016 12:55 PM


We often associate winter with dehydrated skin[1] and chapped lips[2], but there are more health consequences of the season's frigid temps. Believe it or not, winter dryness can affect everything from your teeth to your throat and even contribute to the onset of the flu virus. Yuck.

Luckily, there's a simple solution to these cold weather woes. Using a humidifier[3] at home can help combat winter's negative impact by adding moisture to your living environment.

yocamon via Getty ImagesHumidifiers[4] releasewater vapor into the air, increasing the moisture levelsof the surrounding environment. The devices generally come in two types,warm and cool[5].

After consulting with a doctor, dentist, dermatologist and aesthetician, we found that humidity deserves way more credit for positively influencing your health. From opening your nasal passages to relieving dry, itchy skin, check out what the experts have to say about how the devices impact your whole body.

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News source: The Huffington Post

See also: Nashville ENT