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Novel Coronavirus / COVID-19: What to know about steam inhalation

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On this page we will provide you with guidance about steam inhalation and how to manage the symptoms of Novel Coronavirus.

PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR OR SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE PNEUMONIA OR IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE BEEN INFECTED BY COVID-19 / NOVEL CORONAVIRUS.

Email us at care@mypurmist.com with any questions.

Does use of Mypurmist prevent Novel Coronavirus?

Mypurmist may help alleviate the symptoms of an infection such as the Novel Coronavirus, it does not prevent getting the disease or its spread.

When you are using Mypurmist, you may temporarily decrease your exposure to airborne germs; Mypurmist provides 99.9999% germ-free mist and purifies the air by eliminating 99.97% of air impurities.

It is well established that a typical Coronavirus quickly loses its ability to replicate at a combination of a  >80°F temperature and >95% relative humidity.

Mypurmist provides 100% relative humidity and a temperature of up to 115°F, thereby maximizing these two factors in combination.

See also next question and answer.

Does Mypurmist treat Novel Coronavirus?

Mypurmist may help alleviate the symptoms caused by Novel Coronavirus. 

The general symptoms of Novel Coronavirus are runny nose, sore throat, cough and fever.

Studies have shown that you may get symptom relief when using Mypurmist.. 

In one study, 87 common cold patients treated with steam inhalation for 20 minutes at 43°C/109°F had in the succeeding days roughly half the score for symptoms of those treated at 30°C/86°F. Volunteers treated for 30 minutes on three occasions when they were starting a cold showed a 43% reduction in symptoms. 
BrMedJ 1989;298:1280-3

A survey with more than 1,500 Mypurmist users showed that more than 90% of people with symptoms similar to those experienced with Novel Coronavirus report getting relief from using Mypurmist. 

Warm humidified air is widely recommended by doctors and leading healthcare institutions to help alleviate symptoms such as runny nose, sore throat, cough and fever.

Mypurmist is a Class 1 medical device registered with the FDA to be offered Over the Counter (OTC) without a prescription.

Does Mypurmist help or treat pneumonia caused by Novel Coronavirus?

Mypurmist has not asked the FDA to be allowed to promote the use of Mypurmist for pneumonia and it has not specifically been tested for this use.

However, doctors and leading healthcare institutions frequently recommend the use of warm humidified air for patients with pneumonia as palliative treatment to relieve symptoms, and improve your quality of life. 

Warm humidified air will not treat or change the course of the disease nor does it replace other forms of therapy prescribed by a physician. 

PLEASE CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE USING WARM HUMIDIFIED AIR FOR PNEUMONIA.

Other things to consider

Mypurmist therapy is a drug-free natural decongestant.

Mypurmist has Triple Germ Defense: 

1. Provides 99.9999% germ-free warm humidified mist

2. Purifies the air to 99.97% purity using a medical-grade HEPA filter

3. Uses ultra-purified sterile water in sealed refills for maximum purity, safety and convenience.

Mypurmist accurately provides up to 115°F with no risk of scalding. We have sold more than 1 million devices without a single Serious Adverse Event (SAE) reported.

Mypurmist is easy to use: Add water, turn on, enjoy! It even cleans itself automatically after use.

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Mypurmist vs other steam inhalers

Important Mypurmist advantages:

- No other natural home remedy is as pure as Mypurmist.

- Built-in digital temperature control and cannot scald you.

- Is instant ON and OFF, portable and self cleaning.

- Provides a vapor particle size of 4-10 microns - optimized for reaching deep into the the upper respiratory tract. 

- Uses ultrapure sterile water in sealed refills for maximum purity, safety and convenience.

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Mypurmist® is certified

FDA Registered: Product code KFZ. Regulation 568-5460.

Certified to UL1431, UL2595, FCC and CSA C22.2

All Mypurmist devices accept 100-240VAC and are DOT approved for air, land and sea transport.

Manufactured according to ISO-13485 (medical device) and ISO-9000 (quality certificate).

Mypurmist ultrapure sterile water is certified to be ultrapure and sterile (Eur. Pharm.).

HSA and FSA approved.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a family use one Mypurmist?

We recommend each family member use their own personal mask.

a. Wash your hands before touching Mypurmist.

b. Wipe down the entire device between uses with a Clorox wipe or similar.

c. Use your own personal mask. Wash the mask between every use with warm soap and water. Let dry.

d. Remove your personal mask when device goes into its cleaning cycle.

d. Be sure to let the device complete its cleaning cycle for 10 minutes between uses, and wait another 20 minutes (total of 30 minutes between uses).

What temperature of steam does Mypurmist put out? How effective is it to help kill Novel Coronavirus in sinus?

The highest temperature of Mypurmist is calibrated at 115°F when gently held close to your face. Pressing it closer to the face can increase the temperature further.

There are no studies that measure at which temperature Novel Coronavirus specifically inactivate or stop replicating (a virus is not a living organism). But several studies have indicated that viruses inactivate/stop replicating at around 108°F. See for example A. Lwoff. BACTERIOLOGICAL REVIEWS, Sept. 1969, p. 390-403 Vol. 33, No. 3

There are however studies in people infected with the common cold virus (rhinovirus) who had statistically significant improvement in symptoms and recovered faster when inhaling steam.

Example from British Medical Journal:
Objective: To determine whether inhaling fully humidified air at 43°C/109°F gave more benefit to cold sufferers than inhaling air at 30°C/86°F.
Design: Randomised double blind trial.
Setting: General practice and the common cold research unit.
Subjects: 87 people
Results: Patients treated for 20 minutes at 43°C/109°F had in the succeeding days roughly half the score for symptoms of those treated at 30°C/86°F. Volunteers treated for 30 minutes on three occasions when they were starting a cold showed a 43% reduction in symptoms. 
BrMedJ 1989;298:1280-3

Does using Mypurmist steam inhalation disable the virus?

It is well established that Coronavirus quickly loses its ability to replicate at a combination of high temperature (above 80 F) and high humidity (above 95% Rh).

Mypurmist provides 100% Rh humidity and a temperature of up to 115 F, thereby maximizing these two factors in combination.