How do steam inhalers work?

Fall is just around the corner. Alongside the season of pumpkin spice, beautiful foliage and comfort food, autumn brings health challenges. Seasonal allergens like ragweed begin to emerge, and the arrival of cold and flu season means possible nasal congestion!

If you have a flexible spending account (FSA), it will cover cold, allergy, and flu treatments. Steam inhalers are simply a good drug-free alternative to over-the-counter medicines.

How Do I Use a Steam Inhaler?

Do you ever notice how much better you feel and how clear your nasal passages are after taking a long, hot shower? Steam inhalers, also known as vaporizers, can provide a similar level of relief for nasal congestion associated with colds or the flu.

How do they work?

Steam inhalers are small, hand-held devices that deliver a fine, humid mist to the nasal passages. They deliver a mist through a mask placed over the nose and mouth.

Steam inhalers are valuable treatments for issues including:

  • Cold, Flu and Cough Symptoms. Steam inhalers can thin mucus in the nasal passages to reduce any nasal congestion. These special types of inhalers can provide soothing relief to an irritated throat and breathing passages.
  • Dryness. Antihistamines and medical nasal sprays can dry out nasal passages as part of the medicines within them. Steam inhalers can combat dryness in the nasal passages by moisturizing the sinuses, nose and throat.
  • Sinus Congestion. In the event of a sinus infection, expectorants are the go-to over-the-counter medicines to thin mucous and expel it from the body. Steam inhalers function as natural, medicine-free expectorant. Through steam inhalers humidity penetrates deep into the nasal passages and loosens mucous.
  • Allergies. Steam inhalers are a reliable treatment for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. Pollen grains and other allergens can linger in your nasal passageways long after you come indoors. Allergy symptoms can trigger whether allergens linger indoors or outdoors. Steam inhalers can wash away allergens and environmental pollutants that cause persistent nasal congestion.

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