Eczema is a type of Acute Dermatitis and often appears in infancy. While most infants outgrow eczema, it affects up to 15 million Americans according to the Cleveland Clinic.
Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to be dry, red, and itchy.
It often affects those who have asthma and/or allergies, although it can affect those that do not have asthma or allergies as well.
Eczema damages the skin barrier function, therefore making the skin more sensitive to irritants. This sensitivity of the skin leaves it prone to dryness, resulting in skin infections and boils. Although eczema can show up anywhere on the body, it is most prominent on the neck, hands, knees, ankles, and feet – sometimes also around the eyes. It is not normally painful but is mostly itchy for those who have it.
Eczema can be caused by a combination of genetics, environmental factors, genetics, and even stress. The most common symptoms are dry, red, itchy skin, scaly, crusty, or leathery patches, swelling, and rashes. There is no cure for eczema, but there are a number of ways to prevent flare-up and to keep it under control such as home remedies, keeping the skin constantly moisturized, using gentle soaps, and doctor-prescribed medications.
Salt therapy, also known as Halotherapy can be a great supplemental way to decrease flare-ups and discomfort of the skin. Due to salt’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, the skin’s absorption of the salt particles will reduce swelling and bacteria will be destroyed, leaving fewer chances of infection. The salt also reduces itching which can help comfort both children and adults.
Sea Salt Therapy recommends a series of continuous sessions depending on the severity of your condition to see meaningful results. For those with mild eczema 2 sessions a month may help, while 1-2 sessions a week would be more beneficial for those with severe cases.
Salt therapy sessions are safe for children and our salt rooms are equipped to hold a child’s interest for the duration of the sessions. We feature a t.v in each salt room with access to Netflix and the Disney Channel as well as sand toys for the children.
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.