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On Thu, 7 Mar 1996, Louis Geoffroy wrote:
 
> Alain Vadeboncoeur wrote:
> > Anybody got substanciate (litterature based)
> > reason to give mist
> > in croup for the child you chose to keep in?
>
> There is not one article in the whole medical
> litterature proving the beneficial effet of
> humidity. This practice dates back from the boiling
> rooms in the 1800's.
        Actually, mist therapy for home is still strongly recommended by
the Painters and Wall-Paper hanging Union.  It seems that the excessive
running of steaming water in bathrooms increases their business considerably.
 
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Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University
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