Ear Diseases

Using a Sauna for Ear Disease

Many common ear diseases share one symptom: inflammation. Whether it’s an infection caused by a virus, bacteria, or fungus or simply an accumulation of moisture in the ear, inflammation is the culprit that makes most ear diseases painful and bothersome.

Fortunately, reducing that inflammation is precisely how spending regular time in a sauna for ear disease can by helpful. In an infrared sauna, heat penetrates the body 1-2 inches, heating the body from the inside and improving blood circulation, and increased blood flow helps relieve the swelling and reduce pain.

In addition, to its ability to relieve symptoms, saunas and ear diseases’ prescribed treatments can combine to help fight the cause of some common ear diseases. Illnesses often induce a fever naturally—it’s our body’s way of burning off toxins and bacteria associated with the illness. When using a far infrared sauna, skin temperature rises to 40°C (104°F) and internal body temperature rises to about 38°C (100.4°F), creating an artificial fever state that will fight off the bacteria just as a natural fever would.

Plus, without the humidity and moisture of standard saunas or steam baths, infrared saunas and ear diseases’ common treatments will not counteract one another’s benefits. In fact, the lower temperatures in an infrared sauna will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.