Samsung’s Virus Doctor

When Kitana was born, Vije and I wanted to get everything we thought was necessary. At a baby expo, we came across the Samsung stand which had different sizes of a machine which seem to do nothing.. I was puzzled as I’ve never seen something like this before. Vije eagerly started chatting to the representative finding out which one will be perfect for the nursery. I pulled Vije aside and asked him: “Why are we wasting money on this machine which seems to do nothing?” Little did I know there was more to it. After a year and couple months of owning 1, I think I can give an honest review of this product.

What is a Virus Doctor?
It’s an ionizing air purifier.

Living in the city near the highway, the air is not exactly the cleanest. My daughter had gotten sick when she was around 1 week old and trust me, it was horrible. I felt helpless, she couldn’t take any meds and I couldn’t do much.

The Virus Doctor

What is the difference between an Ionizer and Humidifier?

Ionizer is a device that uses high voltage to ionize (electrically charge) air molecules that contains negative ions.

Humidifier is a home appliance that increases humidity (moisture) in a single room or in the entire house.

Definition source:

The Virus Doctor: 

1. Protects against Airborne Viruses

Samsung Virus Doctor is the appropriate way to protect ourselves against airborne diseases, defeating the cause of airborne diseases effectively. Keep the air you breathe clean.

2.Eliminates Viruses

Samsung Virus Doctor eliminates harmful viruses which cause of serious airborne diseases such as Influenza A, subtype H1N1 and even SARS. Now you can feel perfectly safe about invisible tiny enemies in the air.

3. Neutralizes active oxygen radicals

OH-radical can cause aging and skin diseases.

You can find out more on Samsung’s website:

I used to get sick often and whats worse is Vije and Kitana have sinuses, after using the virus doctor I have noticed a decrease of sneezes and colds. Although it looks like its doing nothing, it is doing something! My perception of this product has changed over the year and we added 2 more to the house. If you have a pet or sinus, this should be on your list of must haves. It eliminates allergens generated by mites and animal hair.

What I love about the Virus Doctor:

1. Its small and doesn’t make a big noise.

2. You don’t need to replace anything.

3. Easy to clean and use. I clean mine once in 3/4 weeks, depends on your room size.

4. Has a night-light which is perfect for a nursery or my toddlers room.

Samsung's Virus Doctor Review

5. Comes in a range of colors and sizes to fit your space including your car.

6. I actually love the soft sound it makes a night when everything is silent, I know this sounds weird but it makes me calm.

7. Touch sensitive controls – Bye bye ugly hardware buttons.

Samsung's Virus Doctor

The top button turns on the ambient light (which I use as a night lamp). The fan button is in the middle helps circulate the air and purifies it. The bottom button is the power on/off button.

Samsung's Virus Doctor

If you pregnant or have kids, this will help tremendously in decreasing colds or stuffy noses. Don’t expect a difference on the first day, you will notice a change over a period of time.

Is it worth buying? Long term, YES! 🙂

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Hi, I’m Shan. I’m an entrepreneur and a sucker for good adventures. I was listed in Forbes Africa 30 under 30 2019 and just recently launched my start-up – MomSays.

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  1. Linda Velloen
    2014-06-19 / 15:00

    Can you give instructions on how to clean this?

    • Shan
      2014-06-19 / 15:04

      How about a video? 🙂 will add it to the review.

  2. Lauren Thompson
    2014-09-24 / 19:23

    How strange. Didn’t even know this existed. I’m afraid I’m of the mindset that my child needs to be exposed to low levels of germs etc so that her immunity can build up. But maybe if number two is sickly, I’ll reconsider my stance.

  3. 2014-10-05 / 17:38

    This is great, we used to have an ionizer tower and it was just too big for the kids’ room and a pain to clean. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Nimisha
    2015-07-27 / 18:49

    Thanks I never even knew there was something like this that existed!

  5. 2015-07-28 / 16:55

    These are great in a room of a child with allergies. The night light is such a nice little touch.

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