Chest Infection : Pneumonia and Bronchiolitis

A chest infection affects the lungs, either in the larger airways (bronchitis) or in the smaller air sacs (pneumonia). It is slightly worse than a heavy cold and is extremely common – affecting about a third of babies in their first year. The infection itself may last just five to seven days, but the symptoms can last much longer.
Pneumonia is an inflammation in the gas-exchanging air sacs (alveoli) in the lung caused by various bugs, including viruses and bacteria. The most common bacteria affecting children is streptococcus pneumonia. Pneumonia comes on suddenly, often following a viral infection such as a cold.
Bronchiolitis is a common illness of the respiratory tract caused by an infection that affects the tiny airways, called the bronchioles, that lead to the lungs. As these airways become inflamed, they swell and fill with mucous, which can make breathing difficult. Bronchiolitis most often affects infants and young children because their small airways can become blocked more easily than those of older kids or adults. Although it's often a mild illness, some infants are at risk of a more severe attack that may require hospitalization.


Of Pneumonia

  • Severe cough with large amounts of phlegm
  • Difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath
  • High fever, possibility accompanied by chills
  • Pleurisy – sharp pain in chest

Of Bronchiolitis

  • Blocked or runny nose (at first)
  • Cold-like symptoms
  • Rasping & persistent dry cough
  • Fever


Salt Therapy is designed to help your child by focussing on the source of the problem rather than just suppressing the symptoms. Dry salt therapy can help relieve symptoms of chest infections because salt has the following properties :

  • Salt is anti-bacterial and helps to dry out the germs and bacteria from the respiratory system
  • Salt is anti- inflammatory; dry, saline-diffused air reduces inflammation throughout the respiratory tract
  • Being mucolytic, salt loosens excessive mucous and speeds up the elimination of toxins
  • Salt is a natural antihistamine and helps to reduce IgE levels (the immune system won’t over-react to the level of antibodies)

Salt Therapy helps to treat many conditions of the airways - swelling, inflammation, excessive mucous production, and bacterial infection. In most cases, after a course of Salt Therapy, inflammation and over-sensitivity within the airways/bronchi reduces, thereby alleviating the cough and also improving the quality of breathing. As a result of Salt therapy, inflammation and mast cell response within the bronchi, bronchioles and alveoli reduces, so the quality and function of breathing improves.


  • Depending on the severity of the condition, 10 to 15 sessions are recommended.
  • The sessions should be frequent; about two or three a week is suggested.

In most cases, after a course of Salt Therapy, airways become more normal and symptoms alleviate or even disappear for an extended period of time. The treatment's efficacy is estimated at 75 to 98%.


> C.D.

Brilliant concept and great experience for my sons, both of whom have improved their health and immunity. Also very refreshing and a bright and cheerful environment.

> N.S.

If you believe in natural, non-invasive and long term treatments, then Salt Escape is perfect. I’ve taken my toddler daughter there and seen results almost immediately. They have great entertainment there for the kids while they get their treatment – books, TV, wifi, board games, and lots of toys...beautiful space, hygienic, and with staff that make you feel at home.

> N.M.

Excellent experience and MOST useful for people or kids with respiratory issues. My 5 year old son has greatly benefitted from the therapy.

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