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 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.”

 

Enjoy salt therapy news, articles and research from our blog

Salt Lamps: Do They Improve Health?

The world can be a stressful place with stress coming from our personal lives, careers, and surrounding world events. Wouldn’t it be nice if a 45-minute salt therapy session could reduce stress levels? Fortunately, scientists have found that salt therapy does have a positive impact to stress.
Does halotherapy reduce stress?

Does Halotherapy Reduce Stress?

The world can be a stressful place with stress coming from our personal lives, careers, and surrounding world events. Wouldn’t it be nice if a 45-minute salt therapy session could reduce stress levels? Fortunately, scientists have found that salt therapy does have a positive impact to stress.
Older woman cleaning her face.

How Does Salt Therapy Improve Skin Health?

Itchy and dry skin feels so uncomfortable. It distracts focus from what is important. Not to mention psoriasis and eczema can make wardrobe and even hair style decisions for those affected. And how many of us don’t want to look a little younger? Well, those taking their salt therapy in the kids’ suite may not want to look younger, but the rest of us do. Can salt really do all of that- improve symptoms of skin issues and make us look younger? Yes, it can, and research shows it!
Older man with arms stretched out and light weights in his hands.

How Does Salt Therapy Improve Performance?

Performance may mean many different things to different people. For some, it means athletic performance. Whether a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or someone working out for healthy lifestyle, performance includes our ability to accomplish an athletic task. For others, it may mean breath control for activities like singing, performing arts and professional auctioning. Does salt therapy deliver benefits for various types of performance? In short, yes. But let’s explore what research has found about salt therapy and improved performance.