A 26-year-old male asked:
Does dry salt inhaler work? is it safe to use?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Inhalers: I have never heard of a "dry salt" inhaler.
Can you be more specific? Are you referring to inhalers to treat asthma? If so, there is no such thing as a "dry salt" inhaler.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Pulmonology 33 years experience
Don't know: There are many positive anecdotes and testimonials, but unfortunately extremely little published data looking at effects of inhaling dry-salt. Dry salt inhalers are not used routinely in clinical practice, which is not to say there would be no benefit, but the effect--positive or negative--one achieves probably depends specifically on what lung disease you have. Discuss further with your doctor.
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Last updated Apr 9, 2018
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