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Ear Infection: Alleviating the Unbearable Pain with Salt Therapy

Ear-Infection

It’s funny how easily we take our bodies for granted when we’re healthy. When you’re lying in bed with a stuffy nose and trying to sleep, you reminisce on the easy life you had when you were able to breathe properly with both your nostrils. Or when you lose your voice, all you want to do is talk again. We only realize how much we need our bodies to function properly when we’re in a great deal of pain. It’s important to be taking care of our bodies all the time, and when we do get sick to do whatever we can do make sure our condition doesn’t worsen. Let’s see what we can do in an ear infection.

What is an Ear Infection?

An ear infection is a bacterial or viral infection that affects the middle ear. The middle ear is known as the air-filled area that transmits sound from the outer ear to inner ear. Ear infections often go hand in hand with a cold or other respiratory illness. The reason being is because there is a channel called the Eustachian tube that connects the middle ear to the upper respiratory area. Germs that have infected the nose or sinuses can make their way up the tube and enter the middle area, beginning to infect it and eventually leading to an ear infection. Most adults are familiar with ear infections. Not because they have it themselves, but infants and children are very prone to ear infections. Children don’t fight off bacteria and viruses as well as adults do, and their ears aren’t as good at draining fluids. Ear infections as an adult are still possible, but not as likely.

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Symptoms of an Ear Infection

Symptoms of an ear infection for adults include: a dull or continuous pain in the ear, muffled hearing, ear drainage, and even nausea. For children, some symptoms consist of: tugging at the ear, lack of sleep and appetite, irritability, and even a ever. As you can see, ear infections are much more serious when it comes to children. The pain in the ear can be very intense for the children, making them inconsolable. It’s an unpleasant experience for both parent and child.

Treating an Ear Infection

Unfortunately, there aren’t any medications that treat ear infections. The infection itself may take a few days to clear up, but the best you can do is try making the process of healing as comfortable as possible. Pain medication or ear drops both help relieve the pain. Even applying a warm cloth to the affected area is soothing. If there is no change in symptoms or you feel like the pain is worse than before, it’s time to visit a doctor. They can prescribe a more intense antibiotic.

Salt Therapy and Ear Infections

A wonderful and natural option for treating an ear infection is salt therapy. Salt therapy is a treatment that involves inhaling minuscule salt particles. Breathing in these salt particles reduces swelling in the respiratory tracts. Since the middle ear is connected with the Eustachian tube, the salt will also make its way from the respiratory tracts to the ear. The bacteria in the area will start diminishing and heal the ear much more quickly. Salt therapy is a marvellous option for children because they don’t know they’re even getting the treatment. This is a huge bonus for parents with fussy children.  You don’t need to force your child to take anymore medications they don’t want to or have a wrestling match with them whenever it’s time to put more ear drops in. All that your child needs to do when undergoing this treatment is to be in the same room with a salt machine. They can colour, read, play, and even sleep when undergoing salt therapy. As long as they stay in the designated room, the treatment is working. Being a natural treatment, salt therapy is completely safe and there are no harmful side effects associated with it.

Salt therapy doesn’t have to be just used when you’re ill. Used constantly in your daily life, you get many additional benefits. One example would be a strengthened immune system. By killing the bacteria and inhibiting it from growing, it’s harder for infections to spread throughout the body. The body is able to build its immune system and grow stronger, leading to less colds, respiratory infections or allergies. It also promotes a better blood oxygenation by clearing all the airways and alveoli in the lungs – this means increased overall well being.

Salt therapy can be the key you need to maintain a healthier lifestyle. It takes care of your body in both sickness and in health. The best part is that your only job in this process is to sit and relax. Let the salt do its job and see for yourself the wonders salt therapy can bring to you.

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Health Benefits of Cinnamon in Respiratory Diseases

The scientific name of cinnamon is ''Cinnamomum verum'' and comes from the Greek "Kinnamomon".

Cinnamon is used as a spice and for its medicinal properties since ancient times. It is documented in China 2700 BC, in India in the Ayurvedic medicine and later in Greece and during the Roman imperium.  

Cinnamon has many health benefits but here we will emphasize the benefits in respiratory diseases.

Health Benefits of Cinnamon in Respiratory Diseases

Due to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties, cinnamon is a good ally in fighting respiratory infections such as sinus infection, bacterial infection, bronchitis, coughing, bacterial infections in cystic fibrosis, ear infection and recurrent respiratory infections. Being a powerful anti-bacterial, cinnamon is the best remedy in stomach flu and bacterial infections, fighting against Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other strains of bacteria.

Preparations made with cinnamon oil can be used as a natural disinfectant or antimicrobial agent against Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, Aspergillus oryzae, Penicillium digitatum to prevent respiratory or local infections. Cinnamon oil can prevent tooth decay and gum disease and can be found as a component in toothpaste, mouthwashes, chewing gum, etc.

Cinnamon is also a potent virus fighter, and research studies indicate benefits in fighting HIV, herpes virus and adenovirus that causes respiratory infections. Fungal respiratory infections can also benefit from its anti-fungal property.

Cinnamon is one of the top anti-oxidants in the world, with a value of over 250 000 μmol TE/100g. It helps to reduce the formation of free radicals that causes many diseases and helps in repairing organ damages, promoting good health.

Its antibacterial and healing infections in gastrointestinal (GI) tract is not to be left aside. However since Cinnamon removes both bad and good bacteria from the GI tract you should be careful to repopulate with good bacteria by drinking probiotic or eating fermented food after taking Cinnamon for a long period of time.

 

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Back to School – Are you Parents Really Ready?

Back to school again! I cannot believe how quickly this summer has passed already!… Parents, are you really ready for your kids to go back to school?

The children’s attitude and confidence, as well as school performance can be influenced about how we, as parents, are getting a new school year off to a good start. A new school year can be difficult for both parents and children. Children are challenged not only by new routine accommodation, new activities, greater level of work and structure in school, but also by health issues that appear as soon as the school starts. The school life includes close contact with other classmates and respiratory infections are just around the corner.

 

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Ear infections, nasal congestion, cold or flu can be easily prevented by home salt therapy. If there is an infection onset, the salt aerosol helps to fight the infection and recover much quicker. The salt aerosol is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal, and is able to penetrate deep into the lungs, fighting infections, reducing the inflammation / congestion and promoting better breathing and blood oxygenation. 

Beside the health effects on the respiratory system and fighting respiratory infections, increased blood oxygenation has a positive effect over the whole body, including the brain and nervous system. 

There are two main devices for salt therapy at home that your kids can benefit from – Saltair device and Salt Inhaler. Saltair device is a salt machine, an ultrasonic salinizer, that works by releasing microscopic particles of salt into the indoor air for breathing them during night. It is very easy to use without any user involvement, recommended in all ages! The salt inhaler is a hand-held device that can be easily carried at school and breathe through it during the day. School age kids can use the salt inhaler easily but it is not recommended for younger kids.

The degree of adjustment depends on the child; as parents we can help our children manage the increased pace of life by planning ahead and maintaining a positive attitude. Health is the most important aspect of our life and everything depends on it. Your child will benefit if you can identify and address a potential issue before school starts. Keep your kids healthy and happy with home salt therapy! 

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