Treat Cold, Flu and Ear Infection natural way
With or without medication, cold or flu can give you real trouble. You can choose from a variety of medications that can give you some relief in symptoms or you can take natural approach that may prevent, speed your recovery and help you to feel better along way.
When is coming to children a cold or flu or other upper respiratory infection can also ends in an ear infection - acute otitis media - that appear in space behind eardrum, that is called middle ear.
This is very common in children younger than age 8, as their immature ear can be easily infected. Their Eustachian tube (the tube that connects throat and middle ear) is shorter, softer and more horizontal which is more easily blocked by secretions than those of older children or adults. Also, very exposed could be infants because of their sucking habit. Always keep a breast or bottle feeding baby under an angle to prevent entering liquid into theirs immature ear. During a cold, throat infection, allergy or other upper respiratory infection, Eustachian tube swells and prevents air from entering middle ear, leading to allowing secretions to enter to middle ear and be trapped there. This leads to viruses and bacteria to grow and cause infection.
Using salt therapy you can prevent or reduce symptoms in cold, flu or ear infection. If your baby has a stuffy nose and has difficulty breast- or bottle feeding or seems to be short of breath, Salin device is best. Using Salin during night, while sleeps, your baby wonít wake you up because of stuffy nose. He or she will be able to breathe normally, inhaled saline will open airways, will clean secretions and kill bacteria, reducing duration of cold or flu and preventing an ear infection.
In range of 0.1-2.5 microns - same size as most damaging micro particles from auto and industrial pollution, and invisible to human eye -- micro particles of salt penetrate into every corner of bronchi, bronchioles and alveoli and deposit upon surface, cleaning secretions, killing microbes and bacteria, leading in turn to a reduction in inflammation. Acting as a mucokinetic, they restore normal transport of mucus and unclog blockages in bronchi and bronchioles and upper respiratory tract. The inhaled saline (NaCl) is hydrophilic, so it absorbs edema from mucosa lining airway passages. In bronchial tree: Absorption of inflammatory edema from mucosa lining bronchial tree, causing asthma, will be diminished, leading to widening of airway passages. Also, it humidifies and fluidizes bronchial secretions in bronchial tree leading to relief of broncho- spasm assisting and improving treatment of asthma. In nose and para-nasal sinuses, edema of nasal mucosa, causing nasal obstruction, will be diminished, leading to widening of airway passage in nose and tubes of sinuses and improves sinuses drainage. In auditory tube: Edema of Eustachian tube mucosa, causing obstruction and otitis media, will be diminished, leading to widening of airway passages, better drainage of inflammatory secretions & better aeration behind tympanic membrane (drum).