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How does my environment affect throat disorders?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
The air you are breathing can have a significant impact on your and your children's throat disorders. It can alter the risk and severity of almost any disorder. Humidifiers are a good environmental factor that can have a positive effect on your throat health, because they keep your mucous membranes cool and moist. Cigarette smoking can increase the risk for several types of infection. The general cleanliness of your environment also affects your risk of infection.

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