18 May How Salt Therapy Can Help if You are Allergic to your Dog
Is your Dog Giving you Allergies? Here is How Salt Therapy Can Help
Understanding Dog Allergies
Dog allergies are not nearly as common as cat allergies. That being said, dog allergies tend to be more severe, and this is especially true for people who have asthma. Dog allergen is the proteins that dogs secrete. This secretion ends up in the saliva, urine, and the dog’s dander. The allergic reaction will occur when a person who is sensitive to the allergen comes into contact with it. The person’s immunity will react abnormally to the protein secretions that are otherwise relatively harmless. Additionally, you may realize that you are allergic to just dog dander. Dust and other allergens may find their way into the dog’s coat of fur. As the dog moves around, the fur will collect on clothing, carpets, walls, and seats. The same dander may remain airborne for some time and you end up inhaling it or it gets into your eyes.
Salt Therapy for Dog Allergies
Also known as halotherapy, salt therapy is a natural treatment that helps with reducing the severity of symptoms when you have a dog allergy. The relief from salt therapy is often immediate. It also helps to greatly reduce the frequency of these allergy episodes.
Salt therapy helps with dog allergies in the following ways:
Salt is Anti-Inflammatory
The dry salt particles used in halotherapy travel up your respiratory system. Once there, the particles will effectively prevent or otherwise reduce the migration of the anti-inflammatory cells into the respiration system. In effect, this alleviates coughing, sneezing, and other symptoms.
The presence of bacteria can very well be the trigger for your allergy. Also, bacteria can make an allergy more severe, or more complicated. In the presence of dry salt, bacteria growth and multiplication is not as likely. Similarly, the salt particles can absorb the bacterial particles and clear them from your airway, helping to eliminate or lessen the severity of your allergy symptoms.
Flushing Allergy Triggers
As noted with the bacteria, dry salt will absorb the allergens and irritants that may be lining your airways. By so doing, it lessens your immune response and soothes the airways for a better experience.
Promoting Adequate Airflow
Among the things that dry salt will do for you is clearing mucus and phlegm from your airways. By breaking the mucus plugs, the salt promotes better airflow as there will be enough space for this. As a result, you will be able to breathe much better and not feel as constricted when you do. Additionally, you can look forward to more restful sleep thanks to better airflow even while you sleep.
Dog allergy symptoms come with a lot of discomforts. In addition to difficulty in breathing, you may find yourself dealing with a runny nose and a bit of a headache. You may also experience some facial pain caused by the distension of your sinuses following the accumulation of mucus.
All these are not only uncomfortable, but they can also stand in the way of your going about your day. Salt therapy provides immediate relief for all these symptoms and you can be as comfortable as can be.
Natural Treatment with Guaranteed Results
Salt therapy is a great option for anyone with dog allergies, regardless of the severity of the allergy. It’s natural, unlike having to take antihistamines and other medication. As highlighted, the therapy works in various ways and you can look forward to immediate relief of your symptoms as well as preventing future episodes of dog allergy.