CROUP Treatment

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What is CROUP?

Croup is a respiratory condition that is usually triggered by an acute infection of the upper airway.

The infection leads to swelling inside the throat around the vocal cords and increased production of phlegm, which disrupts normal breathing and causes symptoms like “barking” cough, stridor and hoarseness.

Croup is common in infants and children (between 3 months and 5 years old) but it can happen at any age and can have a variety of causes.

The most common cause for croup is Viral infection, Other possible causes include bacteria, allergies, and inhaled irritants. Croup is more common in autumn and winter and is typically much worse at night.

CROUP Symptoms

  • Noisy breathing – a high-pitched sound
  • Harsh, barking cough
  • Hoarse voice
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Increased production of phlegm/mucus.

How can Salt Therapy help?

Salt therapy helps relieve the symptoms of croup in a natural and non- invasive way.

Sitting in the Salt Rooms exposes you to tiny salt particles that cleanse and detoxify the respiratory system.

The particles enter the upper airways and lower areas of the respiratory system by breathing normally in the Salt Rooms.

1. Salt has a natural ability to absorb, and holds a natural anti-bacterial, anti – inflammatory and anti-histamine properties. These help to:

  • Break up mucus, relieve congestion and inflammation in the whole respiratory system.
  • Relieve the patient of an over accumulation of fluid/mucus as a result of respiratory prolonged cough
  • Kill germs and bacteria that cause inflammation and production of mucus
  • Improve lung function, Loosen mucus allowing for better ventilation, decrease or eliminate shortness of breath, wheezing and congestion.
  •  Strengthening the immune system and reducing the use of medications and reduce flare-up

2. Our Salt rooms contain an abundance of Negative Ions. The healing Properties of Negative Ions have been researched and documented since the early 1900’s here are some of the benefits they hold:

  • Killing viruses, bacteria and allergens– Negative ion are proven to clear the air of dust, pollen, pet dander, mould spores and other potential allergens and significantly decrease airborne viruses and bacteria.
  • Strengthening the immune system – high levels of negative ions improve the function of the cilia in your respiratory tract that protect your lungs from irritation and inflammation, thus leading to less instances of respiratory illnesses like colds and flu, hay-fever and asthma.