Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer
All night relief for cold, flu & croup symptoms
Revolutionary safety technology
Gentle, natural steam therapy
Safer: 25% cooler steam to avoid scalding
Water boiled to produce bacteria free steam
Easy to clean
Lock-on cap and nightlight
12-14 hour operation per filling
No special water required
Full 5 year warranty
Suitable for children under 2 years
Easy to use
The Vicks Vaporizer is easy to use.
1. Fill the water container to the MAX water level
The Vicks Vaporizer does not require cleaning tablets. After each use, empty any unused water from the container, rinse thoroughly and drain and wipe with a dry, clean cloth. The stainless steel heater is also easy to clean. After prolonged use (greater than 150 hours) the heater surface should be cleaned. To do this, simply soak the unit in 8cm of white vinegar for 10 minutes, then using a butter knife to gently remove any minerals from the metal heater surface.
The importance of healthy humidity
Water is one nutrient that all forms of life must have to survive. All functions of the body require sufficient moisture to work properly.
The lungs and respiratory tract are good examples of body systems that are dependent on moisture to work well and must function effectively to prevent infections. If the body has sufficient water, mucus forms a layer of moisture to trap cold and flu viruses, pollutants and other debris in the air you breathe. This protection is vital in helping to prevent upper respiratory illnesses such as the common cold. Dryness causes damage to the cells that produce mucus, thus when the air is dry the respiratory system’s natural protection is weakened, causing people to have a higher incidence of colds and flu.
Colds and flu begin making their seasonal rounds during autumn and winter. Part of the reason for increased respiratory illness during this time is because the humidity levels in the air reaches its yearly low. Heating units and reverse cycle air conditioning in homes and offices also further remove moisture from the air.
The solution is to increase moisture in the body by increasing the level of moisture in the home and office. Doctors have always advised drinking plenty of fluids for proper health. Breathing in humidified air follows the same logic.
At times, relative humidity can drop to as low as 10% - drier than the air in the Sahara Desert. Most people experience problems when the relative humidity level drops below 25%. A comfortable humidity level should not be higher than 50%. This level of humidity helps people breathe better, sleep better, improve the complexion and relieve cold and flu symptoms. It also stops dry-out damage to plants, paintings and furniture and helps save money on heating bills, since proper humidity allows people to feel more comfortable at lower temperatures.
Steam vaporizers boil water and emit a warm, pure vapour into the air. Vaporizers are recommended for use in the dry winter months, as they provide the following benefits:
Keeping the respiratory system moist, allowing it to fight off bacteria, viruses and pollutants
Steam inhalation is fast acting without the side effects such as drowsiness or rebound congestion, which are associated with many nasal sprays. It is ideal for use when medication has worn off, but it’s too early to re-medicate