Bronchiolitis and recurrent wheezing (asthmatic bronchitis - old name) are very similar lower respiratory tract damage, the only difference being the patient's age: up to 2 years, the diagnosis is bronchiolitis, and over 2 years is diagnosed with recurrent wheezing.
Both conditions are based on bronchial hyperreactivity, i.e. an exaggerated inflammatory response developed by the respiratory tract mucosa, which occurs when it comes into contact with allergens or pathogens such as viruses. In the case of bronchiolitis, the most commonly involved pathogen is the syncytial virus.
The disorder manifests itself by inflammation and edema in the small airways that generate obstruction at this level and consequently respiratory failure.
The latest American neonatology guidelines show that the only effective treatment for bronchiolitis is the administration of aerosols with saline hypertonic solution. SaltMed therapy is much more effective than administering hypertonic saline, for 3 reasons:
The dry salt microparticles with controlled characteristics issued by SaltMed act as follows for patients with bronchiolitis and recurrent wheezing:
In the first month, the daily duration of treatment should be around 2 hours a day (but not less than an hour and a half) - to allow salt to take up water from the inflamed mucosa and reduce mucosal edema. We recommend that, in this first stage, SaltMed N-type cartridge to be used.
After the first month, the daily duration of therapy can be reduced to one hour per day and SaltMed cartridge type N or L can be used.
SaltMed therapy for bronchiolitis / recurrent wheezing should be carried out throughout the cold season, starting two weeks before school or kindergarten. In children who also have respiratory allergies, therapy should be continued during the allergy season (May-June). Usually, the therapy is no longer necessary after 2-3 seasons.
There is no risk of overdose with SaltMed therapy and there are no interactions with other drugs. SaltMed therapy is 100% natural and can be done simultaneously with the medicamentous therapy prescribed by the doctor.
In babies it is recommended to be administered while sleeping. For patients over the age of 4 the use of the device is better accepted if the child is provided with additional distraction, such as use of a phone or tablet.
After using the saline inhaler, the baby stopped doing bronchiolitis, even when the colds were mild. Very efficient and easy to use!
I recommend SaltMed with confidence, for treating asthmatic cough!