Chest infection treatment for children at Salt Cave

Our mission is to help your children, and focus on the source of the problem rather than just suppressing the symptoms , which is what medication usually does.

To get a better understanding of how salt can help with different chest infections, first of all we need to know what kind of properties salt has.

Salt is antibacterial

Salt is mucolytic, which means it helps to shift retained mucus

Salt helps reduces inflammation, which can widen your airways

Salt therapy removes pathogen agents such as airborne pollen

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. Young children are more at risk of Pneumonia.


The Salt Cave has helped my breathing enormously, much more than years of using inhalers, and I have been singing your praises to many people, including doctors. I think you could save the NHS a fortune!

I must admit I was rather sceptical about how much sitting in a room full of salt would help. 12 sessions later and I have to admit I have been rather suprised. I am amazed at how much it has aided me in my running... Prior to the treatment, I lived on Piriton for my hayfever, I have not had a pill for the last couple of weeks and have not suffered at all!

The course of treatments at the Salt Cave resulted in a big reduction in Asthma and Eczema related symptoms for me. Also, it is a very relaxing environment. The Salt Cave is well run and staff were friendly and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend this to other people.

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