Allergies and Hay Fever

According to the CDC 2014 statistics on allergies and hay fever otherwise known as allergic rhinitis, 20 million people have been diagnosed with hay fever in the past 12 months: 

                                        Children Under 18 Years

  • Number with reported hay fever in the past 12 months: 6.1 mil

  • Percent with reported hay fever in the past 12 months: 8.4%

  • Number with reported respiratory allergies in the past 12 months: 7.4 million

  • Percent with reported respiratory allergies in the past 12 months: 10.0%

  • Number with reported skin allergies in the past 12 months: 8.5 million

  • Percent with reported skin allergies in the past 12 months: 11.6%

Allergic conditions according to the CDC are among the most common medical conditions affecting children in the United States.  This is a hypersensitivity disorder in which the immune system reacts to substances

in the environment that are normally considered harmless,  Food or digestive allergies, skin allergies (such as eczema), and respiratory allergies (such as hay fever) are the most common allergies among children. 

Salt Therapy can bring much-needed relief for persons suffering from allergies and hay fever, because salt is known to be an anti-inflammatory.  It can remove pathogen agents or airborne pollen and reduces lgE levels which can cause oversensitivity of the immune system.

A visit to a salt room which operates a halogenerator, allows the client to breath in a saline aerosol generated by the machine using pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride which is dispersed into the room.

It is reported to help to:

  • Alleviate sneezing, coughing and shortness of breath

  • Strengthen the immune system

  • Clear mucus and sticky phlegm from the lungs


Salt Therapy for Allergies and Hay Fever
Get your current pollen and allergy count here.
Scientific Research on Halotherapy as a treatment for Allergies.

Orv Hetil. 2015 Oct 11;156(41):1643-52. doi: 10.1556/650.2015.30267.

Theoretical basis and clinical benefits of dry salt inhalation therapy

J Med Life. 2014;7 Spec No. 2:83-7.

Surveys on therapeutic effects of halotherapy chamber with artificial alt-mine environment on patients with certain chronic allergenic respriatory pathologies and infectious-inflammatory pathologies.




Hypersaline nasal irrigation in children with symptomatic seasonal allergic rhinitis: A randomized study

The role of non-medicamental technologies in the rehabilitation of the children presenting with acute rhinosinusitis.



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