Air Care

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Air Care at Walgreens

Vacuuming, dusting and mopping floors all help to create a cleaner environment, but everyday cleaning doesn't address one important element of a healthy home, indoor air quality. To improve the air you breathe in the bedroom, the kitchen and beyond, you need the right air care appliances and accessories. The right products may even reduce symptoms related to certain concerns such as seasonal allergies, scratchy throats and dry skin. Walgreens is here to make selecting and purchasing air care products as simple as possible. We carry a diverse selection of air care solutions.

Improving Indoor Air Quality

Impurities in the air may worsen symptoms of allergy and asthma and cause unpleasant odors in various parts of your home. Air purifiers can help to minimize the number of impurities in the air. You can choose from different types of purifiers. Models that feature high-efficiency particulate absorption (HEPA) filters can remove up to 99.9 percent of all floating particles in the air. With these purifiers, particles are captured by a filter that must be periodically replaced.

Air purifiers may also feature replaceable carbon filters that absorb odor-causing compounds. Some air purifiers release ultraviolet-C (UVC) energy to kill microbes that may contribute to illnesses. Ionic units combat odors and reduce airborne particulates by binding them with ions. Once bound, the particles become too heavy to circulate in the air. As a result, they fall to the ground and then can be eliminated with your vacuum.

Breathing Easier with Vaporizers

Nasal congestion due to allergies, sinusitis, colds and flu can make it hard to breathe, particularly at night when you lie down to sleep. Vaporizers are designed to help temporarily relieve nasal congestion and are often used in the bedroom to promote restful sleep. Most vaporizer units feature pads that contain menthol or eucalyptus. When you fill these air care appliances with water, plug them in and turn them on, they release aromatic steam that may help ease congestion. Hand-held steam and stick-based vapor inhalers are also available for temporary relief. Talk to your doctor about whether a vaporizer would be beneficial for you or your family member.

Adding Moisture to the Air

Dry air can cause a wide range of unpleasant symptoms. Doctors sometimes recommend humidifiers to address concerns related to dry indoor air. There are two different types of humidifiers available on the market today. Steam-based vaporizers use a heating element to raise the temperature of water and give off moisturizing steam. Cool mist models release a cool, moist mist created by producing sonic vibrations. A medical professional can help you decide if a humidifier would be beneficial for you and recommend the right type for your needs.

Keeping Up with Your Respiratory Therapy Plan

If your doctor has recommended oxygen therapy for the management of lung disease, an illness or another condition, Walgreens can help you purchase the accessories that you need to simplify treatments. Backpacks and travel bags make it easier to carry oxygen tanks with you when you're traveling. Metal stands can be purchased to hold cylinders upright during your at-home treatments.