What Is Ear infection?
Also referred to as otitis media or OM, an ear infection is an inflammation of the middle ear that happens when fluid builds up behind the eardrum. The small tube that connects your ear to your throat become blocked with trapped mucus and fluid. This becomes infected, and the infection can further spread to the bone behind the ear. Bacteria may also cause an ear infection.
3 Types of Ear Infections
There are three kinds of ear infections, and each has a different combination of symptoms:
- Acute otitis media (AOM) is the most common ear infection and occur when parts of the middle ear are swollen and infected. This happens when fluid becomes trapped behind the eardrum. The pain it causes is commonly called an earache. Those who have AOM may also have a fever.
- Otitis media with effusion (OME) scan happen after an ear infection has run its course yet the trapped fluid stays behind the eardrum. OME has no symptoms. However, a doctor using a special instrument will be able to see if the fluid behind the eardrum is still there.
- Chronic otitis media with effusion (COME) occurs when fluid remains in the middle ear over a long period of time or returns over and over again despite there being no infection. COME can affect your hearing and make it tough for kids to combat new infections.
Ear Infections in Children
Anyone can acquire an ear infection, but children are more prone than adults. Adults have a hard enough time dealing with the pain. You can imagine how difficult it is for kids.
Children who are too young to describe what’s wrong will likely get fussy and cry excessively. They will have trouble sleeping, and you will notice that their appetite has decreased. If they’re not old enough to talk about the pain, you might be seen tugging or pulling on their ears often. You might also notice fluid draining from the ear.
HOW THE SALT CAVE CAN HELP?
Halotherapy is 100% natural, safe, and drug-free remedy for ear infection due to the aerosolized particles of salt that penetrate deep into the internal passages of the ear. Salt is an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agent which has the potential to help reduce inflammation, edema, and bacteria in the ear’s eustachian tubes.
Salt therapy can also be used as a complementary treatment or as a primary treatment as it also brings healing and relief to infections in the sinus and ear cavities. By inhaling the fine Dead Sea salt mist that is dispersed by the salt chambers, the healing properties take their effect by loosening and clearing mucus that contributes to the infection and the discomfort that people with ear infections suffer from.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU COME?
Halotherapy is particularly good for young kids who will find salt therapy as very calming and relaxing.
- For children, each session is about 20 to 25 minutes. Your child may feel some improvement after just one session.
- To enjoy long-term results, a series of treatments is recommended.
Young or old, ear infections are no fun. They can be persistent, painful, and cause you to lose sleep and concentration. They may even be accompanied by a fever.