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Ear Infections

ABOUT EAR INFECTIONS 


Ear infections occur most commonly in infants and young children, although they can happen at any age. Certain other populations are at a higher risk for developing ear infections. They include swimmers and people who have had recent illnesses, especially upper respiratory infection. Going to a different climate or altitude, not being breastfed and living in a cold climate can also increase the risk. Ear infections can also run in families.


Sound waves travel through the outer ear, into the middle ear where they cause vibration of the tympanic membrane. These vibrations are then transmitted through the auditory bones and into the cochlea of the inner ear. In the inner ear, sound vibrations are converted into electrical impulses and carried by the 8th cranial nerve to the brain. An ear infection can interfere with this process and result in symptoms that typically include ear pain and hearing impairment. 


HOW THE SALT CAVE CAN HELP


Dry salt therapy works to reduce inflammation and widen the airway passages in both the sinus and ear cavities. This process allows for better drainage and better aeration behind the tympanic membrane leading to a decrease in infection. In general, salt therapy works to strengthen the immune system, therefore making it less likely to catch future infections. 


HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU COME


  • Typically, it takes three to four sessions to begin noticing relief. 
  • After one month you should notice a major relief in how you are feeling.
  • Regular visits are suggested to help prevent future infections.



Ear Infections

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