Ear Infections

Ear infections are common in babies and small children and can be very painful. They are usually divided into those which occur in the ear canal (otitis externa) and those which occur in the small space behind the eardrum (the middle ear). The middle ear space can sometimes become filled with mucus (fluid), often during a cold. The mucus can then become infected by germs (bacteria or viruses). Children with glue ear who have mucus behind their eardrum are more prone to ear infections. 

A chronic ear infection can be more destructive than an acute ear infection because its effects are prolonged or repeated, and it could cause permanent damage to the ear. A chronic long-term infection may show less severe symptoms - so the infection may remain unnoticed and untreated for a long time.

Symptoms of an Ear Infection

  • Earache is common but does not always occur

  • Dulled hearing may develop for a few days

  • A high temperature (fever) is common

  • Children may feel sick or vomit and can be generally unwell

  • Sometimes the eardrum can burst (perforates), this allows the infected mucus out and the ear becomes runny for a few days.

How The Salt Clinic Can Help

Salt Therapy is a clinically proven natural, safe and beneficial method of treatment for every age group from 6 months old. Our medical device can help to:

  • Kill bacteria (the salt dries out all the germs and bacteria)

  • Anti- Inflammatory (Based on clinical studies the dry, saline diffused air reduces inflammation)

  • Salt has a mucolytic effect (loosens excessive mucus, speeds the elimination of toxins.

How Often Should You Attend

  • 0 to 15 sessions are recommended for long term results

  • The sessions should be frequent, about 2 to 3 a week is suggested.

  • In most children, after a course of Salt Therapy symptoms disappear. The treatment's efficacy is estimated up to 98%.