According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, allergies are among the most common chronic conditions worldwide. An allergy is a reaction that starts in the immune system. When an otherwise harmless substance (allergen) is mistaken by the immune system as something harmful to your body, it overreacts by producing antibodies (Immunoglobulin E). These antibodies then travel to cells that release histamine and other chemicals causing an allergic reaction.
Allergies can range from minor to severe and displays a wide variety of symptoms and triggers. Allergies can affect a person’s airways, sinuses and nasal passages, ears, skin, and digestive system. The most common symptoms of allergies are sneezing, itching, rashes, and swelling. For some people, allergies can trigger asthmatic symptoms and sinusitis.
Although there are a number of different allergens that are responsible for allergic reactions, the most common ones are dust, pollen, animal dander, food, mold, and certain medications. There is no cure for allergies but there are a number of ways to alleviate the symptoms.
Since salt is nature’s strongest antibacterial, inhaling pharmaceutical-grade salt particles can help with those that suffer from allergies. Bacteria in the respiratory system may trigger or further complicate an allergy leading to an infection. Microscopic salt particles work by absorbing the bacteria in the airways, reducing bacterial growth, and slowing down multiplication.
Additionally, the salt particles help reduce the migration of inflammatory cells to the sinuses and respiratory area, reducing inflammation and swelling.
It is important to note that Salt Therapy is a natural supplemental way to help alleviate symptoms but does not cure any condition or disease.