Everything You Need to Know About Urticaria & it's Treatment
- Urticaria, also known as hives, is the appearance of red, itchy, skin-colored welts anywhere on the body and is caused by an allergic reaction to certain substances or some environmental factors. Most of the welts fade in one hour to twenty-four hour time period.
- In chronic cases of Urticaria, the welts appear for more than six weeks and frequently recur over months. Chronic Urticaria or chronic Hives is a very uncomfortable condition that affects sleep and daily life activities.
- Urticaria's common causes are allergic reactions, food with chemicals, sunlight exposure, the side effect of some medicines, insect bites, food preservatives, vaccination, bees and wasp stings, hepatitis, kidney dysfunction, and infections.
- Urticaria symptoms include red or skin-colored welts anywhere on the body, severe itching, painful swelling on the eyelids, inside the throat, and around the lips.
- Ayurveda describes Urticaria as Sheetpitta. A weak digestive fire produces Aam (toxic undigested material). This harmful material can induce specific allergic reactions in the body leading to the symptoms of Urticaria.
- Ayurveda treatment for Urticaria aims to remove the toxic material from the body. Vaman and Virechan are the two important Panchakarma therapies that can detoxify the body and are very useful in chronic Urticaria patients.
- Application of mustard oil or a soft paste of aloe vera gel over the skin and eating one teaspoon Triphala Choorna at night with warm water can relieve Urticaria symptoms at home.
- A patient of Urticaria should avoid spicy, salty, sour food, fast food, curd, non-vegetarian food, including eggs.
- Fresh and easily digestible foods, sufficient water quantity, and fruits and vegetables help in a speedy recovery.
Symptoms of Urticaria
Red-colored welts on the body
Chronic Itching and Irritation
Swelling and Pain
Our Approach To Urticaria Treatment
A patient with Urticaria needs to consult with our Ayurveda doctor. A detailed evaluation of the diet, lifestyle, duration, and symptoms of the disease makes the basis of the prescription. In initial cases, the doctor prescribes Ayurveda medicines for Urticaria, diet, and lifestyle changes. The doctor may prescribe Panchakarma therapies like Vaman and Virechan in chronic cases, along with medications. Almost all the patients of Urticaria respond well to the Ayurvedic treatment. It may take about three to six months for a complete cure. A patient with Urticaria can consult with our Ayurveda expert either by visiting the hospital or online video consultation.
Why To Choose Ayurveda?
Looks for the Root Cause
The ayurvedic approach of disease looks for the root cause and not merely the symptoms. Ayurveda offers two ways of treatment; One is Shodhan, and the other is Shaman. Shodhan is complete detoxification of the body by Panchakarma therapies. Shaman is balancing the doshas by Ayurveda medicines, diet, and lifestyle changes. Ayurveda medicines always work better in a patient detoxified with Panchakarma.
Ayurveda medicines are processed most naturally and not in the synthetic and chemical form. For this reason, the herbs are soft on the body, and there is no risk of side effects even if the patient requires to take them for longer durations. The complete eradication of the root cause ensures the cure and prevents future health complications.
Ayurveda is not merely a medical science. Instead, it is a philosophical science too. The basic principles of Ayurveda consider an individual human a specific identity and hence his treatment. Ayurveda gives importance to the treatment of the patient rather than the treatment of the disease. Two patients of the same disease can have different treatments because of the difference in their body constitution.