Conveying the ionic components of thermal water into your airways can cleanse rhino-pharyngeal mucosae, stimulate the immune system, as well as have a direct bactericidal and bacteriostatic action. Moreover, the improved inflammatory conditions obtained restore the normal trophism of the airways' ciliated epithelium, increasingly attacked by cigarettes and environmental pollution.
The 12-day inhalation treatment cycle includes applications of cold aerosols, hot-humid jet inhalations, dry nebulisations and tube-tympanic insufflations.
Aerosols (micelles smaller than 10 microns) and nebulisations (50) are used in cases where the mucosal secretion is poor or absent (bronchial and lung conditions).
Inhalations with a direct jet are reserved for diseases of the upper airways where larger micelles (100 micron) can carry out a real mechanical cleansing action. Nebulisations are useful for children with recurring nasal, pharyngeal and rhino-sinus catarrh with hyperplasia of Waldeyer's ring. In allergic forms, inhalations have a stabilising action on mast cells.
NaCl (salt) has an antiseptic and antifungal action.
Iodine increases the metabolic-cellular activity.
Br and Ca have analgesic and sedative action on mucosae.
Z increases the activity of secretory IgAs.