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Hello Regina – It will be very interesting to hear what the experts at NJH have to say about salt rooms.
It is an interesting concept for sure, but I don't think I would consider it in place of 7% saline nebs for a couple of reasons – first, the unknown quantity of salt actually reaching deep into my lungs, second, the fact that it isn't a daily deal, and third the cost – here it is at least $30 per session. That pays for a whole month of my saline solution.
I haven't been able to find any research studies or papers, either pro or con, and don't know if it is just because the concept is new to the mainstream or what.
Let us know what NJH has to say.
@cmi Regina, I've done a salt room before. I think it did it for a few months (it didn't cause any problems and I didn't get contaminated) but it was a 30 minute drive for me every time I went and I work 6 days a weeks so I stopped going. If it was here in the town I live in I would probably still go. There is a story in history (and I can't remember the details) that somewhere in Europe I believe that these men that worked in salt mines resolved their lung issues because of breathing in the salt air everyday. It kinda makes sense, though, because there is that old saying that salt heals everything so I wouldn't be surprised. And we're nebulizing with our 7% salt solution so there you have it! It certainly has kept the bugs away for me. (knock on wood) Nan