Salt Therapy and Allergies From Your Dog

No one on the planet enjoys allergies. Running nose, itchy eyes, headaches, sneezing, and coughing can ruin even the best day. Allergies occur when your immune system overreacts to certain environmental triggers. Inflammation occurs, plugging up airways, clogging your sinuses, and causing nasty symptoms. Common triggers are mold, pollen, food, insects, and even the dander from your best furry canine friend.

Allergy Medication

Allergy sufferers know that modern medicine has manufactured a wide variety of drugs to combat the effects of allergy symptoms. Many are effective but the downside can be the side effects. If you are looking for an alternative, a solution to your allergic reaction to Fido or Fluffy, you may want to consider halotherapy.

Halotherapy For Allergies

Simply put, halotherapy is salt therapy. It’s a natural treatment that will help alleviate your allergy symptoms and live a healthier life. It’s not a new concept. Ancient records describe the use of salt to improve health and wellness. Salt miners during the 1800s in Europe were observed to be healthier than other types of their mining counterparts and they suffered fewer respiratory illnesses. In addition, they were said to be generally healthier and younger-looking. This led Europeans to seek out salt caves to use salt therapy to gain similar benefits.

How Does Halotherapy Work for Allergies?

Bacteria

Scientists understand that bacteria can be the trigger for allergies.  Salt can reduce bacteria’s ability to grow. It changes bacteria’s ability to multiply and salt works to absorb bacteria already present in your airways and sinuses, clearing them up.

Allergens

Halotherapy also absorbs the allergens, those particles irritating your airway, so your immune system isn’t triggered into an inflammatory response and your symptoms are reduced or alleviated.

Inflammation

In addition to reducing the bacterial growth & the number of allergens in your airways, salt works to reduce the inflammation present. It has a soothing effect on irritated tissues. It’s simple math, less inflammation equals more minor symptoms.

Sinus Trouble

If you’ve ever had a sinus headache, you know the pain and discomfort that comes along with it. When an allergic reaction plugs your sinuses with mucus, it creates the pressure that causes all the problems. Salt therapy works to break up the mucus plugs in your airways and sinuses, leading to less pressure, increased airflow, and healthier respiratory conditions.

You and Your Dog

Nothing beats having a great dog and you don’t want an allergic reaction to ruin any part of that. Bathing your dog often, keeping a clean house, limiting your dog’s access to your bed, and getting plenty of fresh air can all help with allergic reactions. Medication can also be considered but be aware of the side effects that may come with them. Using halotherapy as an alternative eliminates the risks of taking drugs and should also be part of your allergy arsenal.

Conclusion

If you’re allergic to your dog, you should consider the benefits of Halotherapy or salt therapy. It works to absorb the bacteria and allergens in your airways. That in turn reduces or eliminates the inflammation, leaving you free from all those annoying symptoms.