Allergies are the body's reaction to foreign substances known as allergen. Pollen, molds, animal dander, latex, certain foods, and insect stings are examples of generally harmless substances that can cause harmful allergies which can worsen if not paid proper attention. Allergy symptoms can range from minor (rash or hives, itching, runny nose, hay fever, watery/red eyes) to life-threatening (a rash or hives, itchy, runny nose, watery/red eyes, etc.).
Genetics, a weak Agni (digestive fire), a person's condition of vikruti (imbalance), or the presence of ama (undigested or poorly digested food that turns toxic) which interferes with physiological functions, are some of the fundamental reasons of allergies, according to Ayurveda. Cause of allergies explained in Ayurveda is due to aggravation of Doshas – Vata, Pitta or Kapha. So, while treating allergy, it is important to observe which dosha is aggravated and cure it from its cause. Symptoms vary depending on which dosha is involved. When the dosha of vata is present, the skin becomes dry, dehydrated, and has a blackish discoloration. When the pitta dosha is present, the skin turns red and develops vesicles, pustules, or blisters, as well as signs of inflammation. If the kapha dosha is exacerbated, itching and oozing are the most common symptoms.
The nature of an allergic reaction a person has is determined by how the allergens are absorbed. Inhaling allergens causes respiratory and nasal allergies, whereas eating allergens causes food intolerance, enlarged airways, hives, and a variety of gastrointestinal problems. Ayurvedic therapies prove to be effective, as it suggests the cure of allergies from its root cause. The treatment includes multiple detoxifications, external applications of lepa and rasayana therapies to nourish the skin.
The treatment at Elite Ayurveda is completely based on removal of toxins present in the body, to cure the allergy from its root cause. The treatment can be suggested as follows:
As symptoms depend on the substance involved, it affects the body in different ways. Some symptoms can turn out to be a life-threatening reaction known as anaphylaxis. Some of the symptoms can be noted as follows:
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