What Causes an Ear Infection?

It might seem like children are the only ones you ever hear about with ear infections. In fact adults get them just as much as the little ones in reality. When you have an ear infection it can mean intense pain and throbbing coming from your inner ear canal. Ear infections occur for a variety of reasons. It’s mainly due to the fact that bacterias and viruses can reach the middle inner ear very easily. Those pesky germs are quite adept at creeping into places they shouldn’t be!

Why Ear Infections Happen To Anyone

Sometimes allergies, flying on a plane, or upper respiratory infections can cause blockage in the eustachian tubes, resulting in the painful infection. Your ears are all connected to your throat and nasal area. So what affects one area can quickly turn into a problem for the others. You can even get an ear infection just from inflammation and fluid build up, without there being a virus present. “Swimmer’s ear” is what this is sometimes called, but it only affects the outer ear canal. This condition happens a lot in the Florida area, due to the fat that many people swim often in home pool, or routinely visit the beach in some areas.

Symptoms Of An Ear Infection

Symptoms of either type of ear infection (inner and outer) include, redness, pain, drainage, and even a fever. With a middle ear infection, you might even experience hearing loss and a feeling of vertigo or unbalance. This can be highly unnerving to go through. There might even be ear pressure that’s distracting and painful enough to prevent you from concentrating on the things you need to get done in the day.

When someone has chronic ear infections it might be helpful to consult an ENT doctor (ears, nose, and throat) to find out what’s really causing the issue.

Seasonal Allergies Are A Big Factor

When you know that seasonal allergies are causing your ear infections, due to blockage in that area and inflammation, it may be helpful to submit to some halotherapy. This type of salt therapy is available at the Salt Suite and can really help to treat the issues that cause your ear infections. Not only does the salty air reduce inflammation, but it can reduce the symptoms you are having by opening up the air passageways. Your ear infection will clear up faster when you are treating yourself to a session of salt therapy. Multiple sessions can help prevent recurring ear infections in both adults and children.

“During a typical adult session customers put their feet up in a comfortable leather chair rest or read and breathe in a dry salt aerosol. The micro particles are blown in the air by halo generators. In our separate children’s room kids play in a big sand box except with salt on the walls and floor and play while breathing in the dry salt air.”