Skin Allergy Treatment in Ayurveda

Get Relief in Redness, Itching & Irritation on Skin With Ayurvedic Medicines and Panchakarma

Skin Allergy Treatment in Ayurveda

Get Relief in Redness, Itching & Irritation on Skin With Ayurvedic Medicines and Panchakarma

Let’s Know about Skin Allergy

Our immune system constantly works on a cellular level to keep every part of our body safe from harmful, disease-causing things. It is deeply wired in every part of our body, from our digestive system to nerves and our skin. Sometimes, it reacts unnecessarily against not-so-harmful substances and triggers unwanted reactions in our body. This over-reaction is termed as allergy and when it happens in our skin, it becomes skin allergy. It can be treated both medically and naturally depending on your choice of treatment. If you are looking for skin allergy natural treatment, then you may want to check how Ayurveda defines and takes care of this problem.

What Is Skin Allergy?

Medically, when our skin reacts abnormally to harmless stimuli, it is known as skin allergy. Skin can react to any kind of substance be it aerial, liquid or solid. There are some flowers, plants, as well as normal food substances that can result in skin allergy. A skin allergy is characterized by itching, red patches, irritation, and bumps on the affected area. It may spread all over the body or stay limited to local regions. Also, they may last for a few minutes to few days depending on the intensity of immune system response.

Causes or Symptoms of Skin Allery

Dry and Cracked Skin
White Patches on Skin

Symptoms –

Skin allergy symptoms may vary from mild to severe. Swelling, itching, and redness are some of the common indicators of skin allergies. A few other notable symptoms include:

  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Dry or itchy skin with crusts producing fluids.
  • White or red rashes on various parts of the body.

Causes –

Any kind of allergic reaction needs at least 10 days to develop and show its full effect. Once established, it can trigger a reaction within minutes of coming in touch with the allergy-causing substance. Most noted causes of skin allergies include:

  • Chemicals and fumes.
  • Fragrances and perfumes.
  • Medicinal reactions to antibiotics and anti-itching creams.
  • Sprays.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Cleaning and washing detergents and toilet cleaners.
  • Specific plants like poison ivy.
  • Nickel, a metal in jewellery.
  • The latex used in balloons, clothing elastic, gloves, erasers and plastic.
  • Makeup products.
  • Hair dyes.
  • Insect bites.
  • Foods including nuts.

Preventions for Skin Allergy

  • The most effective way of preventing skin allergies is to limit contact with the allergen (allergy-causing substance).
  • If you are taking ayurvedic medicine for skin allergy, please stay away from pitta aggravating substances.
  • If you have rashes, try not to scratch them as it may lead to infection. Try to use natural substances like aloe vera to soothe irritation and get rid of dry skin.
  • Try to maintain proper hygiene and stay away from chemical-based soaps. They suck all moisture from the skin and increase dryness and irritation in the skin.
  • Stay away from detergents, chemicals, allergy-causing metals, etc.
  • If you experience skin irritation, redness, or rashes in sunlight, start using sunscreen.

Diagnosis and Skin Allergy Treatment in Ayurveda

Ayurveda explains that there are several reasons behind skin allergy. Normally, intake of opposing qualities substances, suppression of natural urges, physical exertion after heavy meals, etc. lead to skin disorders. Doshas(Kapha, Vata, and Pitta), Dhatu (Tissues), and Agni (Digestive fire) play a crucial role in the development of allergy. With respect to skin, it is usually a Pitta based dosha. Pitta aggravating factors like salty, sour, and spicy foods in combination with fermented food substances, extremely sunny conditions, hot/humid weather, and citric fruits lead to skin allergies.

The doctors diagnose skin allergy after a thorough examination of the patient’s lifestyle, diet, habits, and daily habits. The treatment includes prescription of herbal medicines and Panchakarma therapies that detoxify the system and work on elimination of allergy-causing Dosha. The Ayurvedic treatment for skin allergy is a widely accepted and recommended approach as it works on the root cause of the problem and not just on symptoms.

Diet and Lifestyle Changes

The person undergoing skin allergy treatment need to take a simple diet devoid of spicy and over-fried food items. They also need to be precautious about consuming opposite quality food items like yoghurt and pickle, milk and citrus foods, etc. Regular exercise and a systematic routine are considered essential in skin allergies ayurvedic treatment.

The Benefits of Ayurveda for Skin Allergy treatment at Prakash Nethralaya

Investigates The Root Cause

The Ayurvedic approach to illness looks for the fundamental causes of the disease rather than symptoms. The main causative factor of the disease is removed from the patient's daily routine. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, treatment is decided from the available two directions as per the classics. First one is Shodhan (detoxification) to clean the body with the help of Panchakarma therapies and the another is Shaman (balancing the doshas) by using Ayurveda medicines, diet correction and lifestyle adjustments. Detoxification with Panchakarma improves the efficacy of Ayurveda medicines in chronic and advanced cases.

Medicines Are Safe To Take

Ayurveda medications are not manufactured in a synthetic or chemical form but in their natural state. Because of this, the herbs are gentle on the body, and there is no chance of side effect or adverse reactions, regardless of the length of time the patient takes them. At Prakash Nethralaya, we use the best quality Ayurveda medicines to ensure the safest and fastest recovery. There is in house processing and dispensing of the medicines for our patients. A few medicines are made available from the good manufacturing companies also.

Uses Holistic Strategy

Ayurveda is based on the idea that each person has a distinct personality and body type and, as a result, their treatment. Ayurveda places more emphasis on treating the patient rather than treating the ailment. The physical composition of two different people with the same ailment may need a different therapeutic approach. An Ayurveda expert at Prakash Nethralaya uses this body type analysis and then reaches at a conclusion of diagnosis and the line of treatment. Accordingly our doctors prescribe the diet, lifestyle changes, yoga, Ayurveda medicines, and Panchakarma therapies.