I got asthma symptoms after having a bad bout of bronchitis last fall. Everytime I try to clean house or even if I merely move something with the slightest bit of dust on it, I begin to cough uncontrollably. Thus, I have to run to my inhaler or if I’ve already used it, I have to suffer through the coughing fit.I’d gone to cleaning house wearing a dust mask and had to experiment before finding one of those that actually worked. Needless to say, this has been a total inconvenience as well as being physically painful and alarming. I’ve worried what the long terms effects are of using the drug.
I won’t say I don’t cough occasionally after faithfully using this product but not with a fraction of the intensity and duration I’ve previously experienced. Even if the salt in it is from Cleveland not the Himalayas who cares? It works and it produced the desired effect for which I’m humbly grateful. I would recommend this product for fellow sufferers to try. I’ve been able to go without using my inhaler for a week!!!
UPDATE: I haven’t used my inhaler for one month!!
UPDATE: March 25,2008–still able to go without inhaler!!!
UPDATE!: March 14, 2009–Haven’t used inhaler for over a year. I still have to be faithful about using this when I’m going through a bad period. I sent one as a gift to a friend from FL and he’s experiencing the same relief.
(I have a very similar Himalayan crystal salt inhaler to this one- not this exact one, but I wanted to share my experience)My mom was bugging for me to try the salt pipe for a while, as I’ve suffered from increased asthma/ respiratory ailments since moving to Los Angeles 8 years ago. I have to admit- I was skeptical, and it seemed a bit too hippy-dippy for it to really be all that effective. However, she finally purchased one for me after my Advair had ceased to help anymore, and my coughing fits were getting worse and more frequent.All I can say is WOW. I noticed a HUGE improvement within a few days of using it. I had all this gunk come up from my lungs (you do cough up a bit of congestion, but better out than in, right?), and the coughing went away as well. I was surprised at how effective this was- I let it lapse for a week, and my coughing rebounded- started back on it and the coughing went away.My advair ran out the same time I started the salt pipe, and I haven’t had to refill the prescription since. I’m glad I’ve found a replacement- the advair isn’t cheap, and even though this seems like it’d be a pain to use the pipe for 10-15 minutes a day, you just use it while watching TV or on the internet, and it goes by without you even noticing it.The only thing is to watch out that you don’t breathe out through your mouth. (you can get the salt wet that way, which makes it less effective)I would HIGHLY recommend to anybody suffering from respiratory problems from air pollution/ asthma, etc…
with my breathing… I am on a low salt diet and didn’t realize that I was retaining water because of the sodium in the inhaler and had to be taken to the ER for Congestive heart failure…I didn’t even put that in my thoughts when I tried the Himalayan Salt Inhaler… Just wanted to mention this in case there are others with the same problem…other than that I thought it was helping me….