If you have ever had a sinus infection, you know what a major pain dealing with those symptoms can be. This is especially true if you are one of the unlucky ones that get recurring sinus infections or sinusitis, as it’s also called, throughout the year. Sinusitis is an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. They get blocked when swollen, fill with fluid, and can easily become infected.
Different Causes Of Sinusitis
There are a few different causes of sinusitis. You can have a regular cold turn into a sinus infection. That’s one of the most common causes. Or you can have allergies that can block your nasal passageways turning into a sinus infection. Sometimes other people have a deviated septum or polyps in their nose that might be the source of sinus problems that turn into sinusitis. However, the cause, if you are prone to sinus infections it might help you to try some preventative therapy in the form of salt or halotherapy.
How Allergies Are Connected
Having nasal allergies might also make you more prone to getting sinus infections. Some of these allergies can be seasonal with certain times of year being better or worse for you. Or you could also have allergens in your environment that affect your nasal passageways or breathing. That might be pet dander, dust, ragweed, or even household mold, which is very common in the humid South Florida area.
Who Gets Sinusitis The Most
Sinusitis is most common in people that have allergies, respiratory conditions, or a weakened immune system. Children are also a high-risk factor for getting sinusitis because their tissue structure is softer and more susceptible to upper respiratory infections. They experience blockage easier than some adults.
How To Manage Sinusitis With Halotherapy
The reason halotherapy or salt therapy is such a great way to improve the symptoms of allergies, sinus issues, or respiratory problems is that the micro particles of the dry salt aerosol are able to open up the airways and reduce inflammation.
Keep in mind that if you have sinusitis from a cold and not allergies, we don’t recommend that you come into The Salt Suite® when you are potentially contagious. It’s a sterile environment that’s antibacterial in nature, but we like to keep our The Salt Suite® rooms as germ-free as possible.
Only your doctor will be able to tell you if you are contagious or not. However, if you do have a bacterial sinus infection and have been on antibiotic treatment for at least 48 hours, you most likely are not contagious anymore. It would then be safe to come in for Halotherapy treatment.
“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 microparticles are blown into the air by halo generators. In our separate children’s room kids play in a big sandbox except with salt on the walls and floor and play while breathing in the dry salt air.”