When I was young, I had classmates who suffered from asthma. I've seen first hand mild and severe attacks. I was clueless, I didn't understand what was happening to them. I only knew, that they had a hard time breathing.
Fast forward to when I had kids. Kailee and Connor have eczema/skin asthma - but they have asthmatic tendencies. For one, Connor has been officially diagnosed by our Pedia Pulmo to have respiratory asthma. Our pedia has recommended us to use a humidifier to ease his breathing. I confess, I never tried it. Well, I tried it once (from a borrowed unit from a relative) - but Connor's cough got worse so I stopped it immediately.
Little did I know that my Panget's cousin is the distributor of Crane Humidifiers. When I attended her event, it was only then that I learned the benefits of a humidifier.
When I received my very cute train Crane Humidifier - I tried it in my room. You see, I suffer from very bad allergies. I've had allergic rhinitis ever since I got pregnant with Kailee almost 5 years ago. I needed to take antihistamines everyday just to control the runny nose, the itchy and teary eyes and the wheezing cough. It was as if I was sick all the time, people were already wondering. But I had myself checked, I did the X-Ray and all - and the doctor said - it's just sever allergies. Considering the air quality that we have in the Philippines - there is no other way but to have antihistamines, especially when I start wheezing.
My first wheezing experience came last year. At first, I thought it was nothing - but when my Panget noticed my breathing had a *sound* - I confirmed that it wasn't just me hearing the wheezing. As I said, I needed to take antihistamines and even Monteleukast just to control it. What was interesting though, is whenever I go out of the country - my allergies were non-existent. It was then that I realized that - the air quality has something to do with my allergies.
So, I decided to test the humidifier in my room. Yes, in my room and not the kids' room. I wanted to test for sure it's effectivity. You can't blame me! Hahaha.. I know, it's just an excuse! Hahahaha..
It has been almost two and a half weeks and I must say - I don't experience wheezing anymore! I turn it on when I stay in my room - and the aircon's turned on (so that's after dinner till I wake up in the morning). It's not noisy at all, it has a soothing humming sound (depending on the level of mist it produces - the less mist, the more quiet it is) but I turn mine on the highest setting. Hahaha! I must say - it's quite effective. I'm impressed! I used to think that humidifiers are a waste of money - but now I believe that investing in one is good for your health, for your family's health! It has really helped with my allergies - significantly. I don't need to drink my antihistamines as often. I'm gradually lowering my antihistamine dosage. Hopefully in a month's time - I'm off them already. Thanks to the Crane humidifier!
I'm excited to try their Air Purifier next! Hihihi...
Thank you Crane for making this product. Thank you Key West Internationale, for making it locally available to us!
Crane Humidifiers and Air Purifiers are exclusively distributed by Key West Internationale. They're available in Rustan's, Babyland, Toys R US, S&R, Trinoma and Lazada.
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