|Is a dehumidifier good or bad?
Jul 12, 2009
Dear Dr Bob,
I was diagnosed about 3 months and am on atripla for about 2 months now. I am feeling great so far. Will have my blood tests done soon.
I was wondering, i live in a city were humidity is at 100%. Is it a good thing to sleep with a dehumidifier in the room? Or maybe it is bad for me to be in a dry environment when sleeping and in a 100% humid one by day?
I have been suffering from nasal congestion for the past week, not runny nose though and no other symptoms besides some morning phlegm. I feel maybe that i am starting to cough a litl bit from time to time now. I have never suffered from allergies in the past.
Will this nasal congestion pass? Should i take medication like tylenol cold or something like that?
Thanx for all your great help in this forum and via your Foundation!
Response from Dr. Frascino
A dehumidifier is neither good nor bad as far as your HIV disease is concerned. I would suggest you use it if it makes you more comfortable and allows you a better night's rest.
As far as the nasal congestion, it could be caused by a number of underlying conditions, such as allergy, nonspecific irritation, infection, etc. An oral decongestant may well help. If not, see your HIV doctor for an evaluation.
Good luck. Be well.
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