An Ear Infection occurs in the small space behind the eardrum, in the middle ear, which is connected to the back of the throat. The middle ear space sometimes becomes filled with mucus and fluid and this damp environment is a breeding ground for germs and bacteria.
Ear Infections can often occur during a cold. They can sometimes also be prompted as a result of prolonged rhinitis i.e. inflammation of the mucus membrane inside the nose as children lack the ability to blow out and release the mucus.
Most children will have an occasional ear infection which will get better quickly and are not usually serious.
A number of children who have recurrent ear infections will develop otitis media or ‘glue ear’. Glue ear is when children have sticky fluid in their middle ear behind the ear drum. This may last for many weeks or months and often follows one or more middle ear infections. The fluid in the middle ear makes it harder for the child to hear. When this lasts for a long time hearing and speech development may be affected.
The symptoms of an ear infection depend on the type but may include:
Salt therapy helps relieve the symptoms of Ear infections in a 100% natural and non- invasive way. Sitting in the Salt Rooms exposes you to tiny salt particles that cleanse and detoxify the respiratory system. The particles enter the upper airways and lower areas of the respiratory system by breathing normally in the Salt Rooms.
Salt has a natural ability to absorb, and holds a natural anti-bacterial, anti – inflammatory and anti-histamine properties. These help to:
Our Salt rooms contain an abundance of Negative Ions. The healing Properties of Negative Ions have been researched and documented since the early 1900’s here are some of the benefits they hold: