Inhalation Therapy

The main diseases of the airways treated by the Bibione thermal spa are rhinosinusitis, simple chronic bronchitis and those with an obstructive component, vasomotor rhinopathy, chronic pharyngolaryngitis and chronic sinusitis. In addition to otorhinolaryngoiatric diseases , like tubal stenosis and chronic catarrhal otitis.

Dietary changes (preservatives, colorants, additives, etc.) and profound environmental changes, highly altered both in the urban climate (smog) and the environmental microclimate (homes, offices, hotels, etc.), favour conditions of abnormal reactivity of the organism. The agents that set off the hyperreactivity are mainly exogenous factors (physical or chemical substances, allergens and inhalants) and can prelude a disease, which can be located in the nose or the bronchi after having caused an inflammatory lesion of the respiratory mucous membrane.

This lesion of the mucous membrane can be temporary and go away after the acute episode or evolve to become chronic.

In the case of diseases of the airways, the inhalation treatments at Bibione thermal spa with fluorated and sodium bicarbonate alkaline spring waters are extremely beneficial and recognised by the Ministry of Health.

The success you can achieve with inhalation crenotherapy is closely linked both to the proper identification of the disease symptoms to be treated and the exact indication of the method to be applied.

The alkaline-bicarbonate-sodic-fluorated hyperthermal spring water of the Bibione thermal spa is particularly effective in diseases of the respiratory system of allergic and hyperergic nature, like: rhinitis, rhinosinusitis, otitis, otosalpingitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, chronic bronchial rhinosinusitis and different forms of bronchitis.


Inhalation Therapy

Inhalation therapies can be provided in different ways based on the type of treatment of the thermal spa water particles. The specialist physicians of Bibione Thermae can provide different inhalation treatments thanks to the modern equipment at the two departments (adults and paediatrics).

Indeed, they can prescribe:

  • inhalations: which consist in a direct jet of nebulised water at a temperature of about 38°;
  • aerosol (oral/nasal): the compressed water is made to exit under pressure, obtaining shattering into smaller particles. It can be done orally or nasally depending on the mouthpieces used;
  • sonic aerosol: the particles of spring water undergo a flow of sonorous waves at a frequency of 100 Hz so that they penetrate into the cavity of the paranasal sinuses and the middle ear through the eustachian tube. A special fork is used for this therapy;
  • ionic aerosol: negative aeroionotherapy is associated with the aerosol. This particular inhalation treatment is mainly advisable for vasomotor rhinitis and chronic bronchitis;
  • nasal irrigation: consists in washing the nasal cavities with spring water at 37° and low pressure. The fluorated sodic bicarbonate mineral water, with a special irrigator equipped with olive, penetrates a nostril and comes out the other nostril, cleansing the nasal mucous membrane;
  • micronised nasal showers: these consist in making large particles of spring water penetrate the nostrils under pressure. This abundant flow of spring water particles has the advantage of causing immediate fluidifying of the secretions in the nasal cavities and in the rhinopharyngeous compartment;
  • nebulisation (or mist): consists in issuing a large amount of spring water into a closed environment and in the form of dense mist, comprised of countless minuscule drops that the individual breathes in from the nose and mouth, without the aid of mouthpieces or forks. This is the reason why the mists are at the base of every inhalation treatment for diseases of the respiratory system in paediatric age since it is well-accepted even by the youngest children.


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