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Inhalation treatments are therapeutic techniques for introducing water vapor or micronized thermal water via the respiratory system. This is undergone via mask, nasal bifurcation or direct jet, depending on the type of pathology being treated. Normally several therapies are combined together, such as inhalation and aerosol, which are carried out in succession with an interval of 10 minutes.

The inhalation treatment with Caronte’s thermal waters is particularly indicated in the treatment of pathologies of the respiratory tract, oral cavity and allergic forms. In addition to inhalation treatments, it is possible to wash the nasal passages using a micronized nasal douche, with

excellent results in cases of rhinitis, sinusitis and adenoid hypertrophy.


Chronic and/or relapsing pathologies of the upper and lower respiratory tract: rhino-sinusitis, non-specific vasomotor rhinopathy, allergic rhinitis, pharyngo-laryngitis, simple chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, rhino-sinus-bronchial syndrome.


By means of nasal showers, the sulfurous waters act on the cleansing of the upper nasal passages and paranasal sinuses.



The micronized nasal douche is used for all pathologies of the upper airways (nose, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx, Eustachian tube) characterized by the presence of abundant catarrhal and mucopurulent secretions, as well as crusted formations. The micronized shower performs two fundamental actions: (1) it produces an abundance of mist made up of large aqueous particles which delicately cleanse the nasal cavities and surrounding areas; (2) it develops a positive pressure which allows the aqueous particles to penetrate into areas that are not easily accessible (paranasal sinuses and Eustachian tubes), and to facilitate the detachment of secretions from the mucous membranes. It is carried out by placing a specific ampoule alternately on the two nostrils which, in addition to emitting the abundant nebulisation, collects the waste secretions from the nasal cavities in a special cavity and then eliminates them directly through a special drain tube. ​



‘Dry’ therapy is based on the inhalation of hydrogen sulfide gas- the most important active ingredient of sulfur water.



‘Wet’ therapy consists of voluminous particles of sulfurous water which are diffused by means of individual inhalers. In direct jet inhalations, the mineral water is crushed into relatively large particles; the patient inhales the jet of particles produced, particles that act at the upper and middle level of the respiratory tract, cleansing and stimulating the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract.



Through aerosol therapy, the thermal water is separated into very small particles, and reaches the upper and lower respiratory tracts- penetrating deep into the mucous membranes. The presence of hydrogen sulfide, naturally contained in water, benefits the nose and ears.



There are pathologies for which re-education on correct respiratory movement is necessary. Lung ventilation, i.e. the renewal of air in the respiratory system obtained with induced inhalation and exhalation movements, is an effective aid for those who suffer from chronic lung problems (and almost always done in combination with inhalation treatments). EXAMPLES: Chronic-obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic bronchopathy from professional exposure to irritating agents and dust.



The therapeutic techniques used in the treatment of ear pathologies are endo-tubal insufflation and politzer crenotherapy. They are two different ways of conveying water and thermal steam inside the ear canal. Endo-tubal insufflation is the conveyance of aqueous gasses into the ear cavity via a thin catheter introduced into the pharyngeal ostium of the tube. Politzer crenotherapy, on the other hand, is an indirect method and consists in the introduction of thermal gasses through a small disposable nasal cone. With these therapies, associated with inhalation treatments, chronic or recurrent catarrhal ear infections in adults, the elderly and children are treated. Endo-tubal insufflations are practiced in adults while politzer crenotherapy is more suitable for children. ​



Tubal catarrh, tubal dysfunction, rhinogenic hearing loss, ear infections, deafness, tubaritis. 



Balneotherapy with the thermal water of Caronte is particularly suitable for dermatological diseases, thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, sedative and analgesic properties, and can be an excellent alternative to mud therapy in those cases where there are contraindications (e.g. heart disease, serious vasculopathies, etc.). Balneotherapy is often combined with other therapies, for example in gynecological problems or as an adjuvant in anti-stress and relaxation therapies. 



Dermatological diseases (psoriasis, contact eczema, allergic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, acne), gynecological pathologies, anti-stress therapies, stretch marks, sagging skin and cellulite. It is advisable to bring a bathing suit, a pair of rubber slippers, we will provide the bath towel. 



Gynecological treatments carried out with Charon water consist of irrigating the genital areas and mucous membranes with warm thermal water. 

The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties of the thermal water have demonstrated their effectiveness in the treatment of pathologies of the female reproductive system, chronic inflammatory conditions, ovarian disorders and inflammatory-based sterility. The effects of vaginal irrigations are enhanced and completed in combination with baths in thermal water; in fact, even bathing with Terme Caronte water alone gives excellent results in the prevention of inflammatory forms, favoring the rebalancing of the pH.



Chronic and/or relapsing pathologies: non-specific vaginitis, dystrophic vaginitis, results of gynecological surgery, pelvic inflammation.



Terme Caronte’s mud is a hot amalgam, obtained by mixing clay with thermal water, which is matured in a tub for 12 months.

The therapeutic action of thermal mud is closely linked to the type of thermo-mineral water used for the mixture and maturation, and to the anti-inflammatory properties of the clay. The mature mud of Caronte has hypotensive and sedative, anti-inflammatory and analgesic characteristics.

Mud therapy is recommended for arthrosis, cervical arthritis, neck pain and rheumatism.

Mud therapy consists of placing mud on the joints (shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands, knees and ankles). At the time of application one is wrapped in a disposable sheet, which is followed by manual cleaning of residues, a thermal shower and a therapeutic bath in thermal water- which can be simple, bubbled, with hydromassage, with ozone or with all the options together. The treatment can end with rest- the ‘sweating reaction’ phase- or after rest, with therapeutic massage. A useful complement to mud bath therapy is the combination of a cycle of massages.

Mud therapy sessions must be carried out on an empty stomach or after a light breakfast. It is also important that you drink water during the reaction. A mud therapy cycle consists of one session per day for 12 days. It may happen that during the treatment you feel an unusual sense of exhaustion or that the pain of the part subject to therapy increases. This is the so-called "spa crisis", and while this is nothing to worry about, it is best to report it to the spa doctor who will evaluate the situation. The use of thermal mud gives excellent results when applied locally warm or cold, in the treatment of dermatological pathologies, allergic dermatitis, acne and eczema, sinusitis and headaches.



Chronic-degenerative pathologies of the musculoskeletal system: generalized or district arthrosis (cervico-artrosis, lumbar arthrosis, rhizarthrosis, etc.), periarthritis, results of operations for herniated discs, neck pain and lumbago of rheumatic origin, fibromyalgia, tendonitis of rheumatic origin.

It is advisable to book the mud bath therapy cabin at least two months in advance and to bring a bathing suit and a pair of rubber slippers, we will provide the towel.

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