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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcorset View Post
    I can't find any research so I'll ask here - does anyone think that maybe salt therapy could assist with a cold in the way that saline nasal spray is supposed to? My Dr always suggests the spray when my kids have a cold/sinus infection but it's near impossible to administer to a 1 or 3 year old!
    I would say yes...but you'll probably be told no I say give it a go yourself and see what you think. I know the Salt Therapy Centre near me is pretty busy and they have only ever advertised through word of mouth. They obviously have enough happy clients for all the referrals they have gotten. And they have a drastically reduced rate for children so paying to give it a go was never an issue for me, especially when we were given zero alternatives to treat our DD's medical condition when the first line of treatment was not an option for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcorset View Post
    I can't find any research so I'll ask here - does anyone think that maybe salt therapy could assist with a cold in the way that saline nasal spray is supposed to? My Dr always suggests the spray when my kids have a cold/sinus infection but it's near impossible to administer to a 1 or 3 year old!
    No. Nasal spray is essentially salt and water and is meant to moisturise irritated nasal tissue and to irrigate the nose, helping to remove or flush out irritants and allergens. Salt therapy is shelling out $40 or thereabouts and then sitting in a room with salt all over it. I don't see how it could possibly do the same thing.

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    Are these salt lamps the salin plus lamps? We bought one but stopped using it after 3 nights as we kept waking up in the morning with sore throats! Anyone else?? I want to try it again now after hearing people say how good it is.. but was put off by that initial soreness..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisang View Post
    Are these salt lamps the salin plus lamps? We bought one but stopped using it after 3 nights as we kept waking up in the morning with sore throats! Anyone else?? I want to try it again now after hearing people say how good it is.. but was put off by that initial soreness..
    That's strange I have mine on all time never sore etc!

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    I had a session for $20. Unfortunately the seat was very had and it was not relaxing. I was skeptical that it would help the chronic bronchitis I had for years.

    After the session I brought up some phlegm that was deep in my lungs and I have not coughed since. Its weird. I later had 2 more sessions at another place with more comfortable seats.

    Reading the history I don't share the opinion that its not evidence based. It was observed that salt miners had better respiration than the general population and much better than other miners. It seems to be accepted that its beneficial in eastern Europe. There are studies there that are published in medical journals. There are lame criticisms by mostly Americans with a business interest, which need to be taken with a grain of salt.

    I may get a lamp one day, but my symptoms have gone.

    I say give it a go and see if it works for you.


 

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