Hayfever

Otherwise known as allergic rhinitis or pollinosis, hayfever is an allergic reaction triggered by allergens such as dust, pollen, mites, grasses, moulds, animal fur/hair and/or air pollution. The condition tends to occur seasonally with outdoor allergens and at any time to those found indoors.

Hayfever occurs when allergens become trapped in the fine hairs and mucous membranes of the nasal passages, mouth, throat and lungs. The immune system reacts by stimulating the release of the antibody Immunoglobin E (IgE), which is designed to fight and eliminate the allergens. Histamine is then released from the IgE to flush the allergens out of the airways, which produces symptoms such as:

  • Coughing
  • Headaches
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Itching of nose, mouth, eyes, throat, ear and skin
  • Impaired smell
  • Wheezing
  • Red and watery eyes
  • Stuffy and runny nose
  • Fatigue
  • Sleeping problems

Prescription drugs bring temporary relief but the symptoms may recur again and again. Salt therapy has a hyposensitizing effect. The body becomes less sensitive to the antibody IgE which is the substance producing the allergic reaction and immunomodulating effect.

Dry salt aerosol eliminates airborne pollen particles from the airways. The air composition strengthens immunity and better immunity decreases allergic reaction to pollens and other allergens. The cleansing of airborne pathogens from your system means your eyes and nose will no longer water or itch. Sneezing and coughing are also reduced dramatically.

Patients usually stop using antihistamine, steroids and other drugs after 10-15 sessions simply because they find they are no longer needed.

If you are suffering from hayfever, you should strongly consider Salt Therapy. It will not only bring much needed relief but it will also prevent the frequent recurrence of your allergy symptoms. Book Now!