Ayurvedic Medicine For Skin Allergy
The word allergy came from the two Greek words "allos", meaning changed or different and the word "ergos" meaning work or action. People prone to allergies are said to be atopic /allergic allergies that can occur at any age. It may also develop its genetic related to family history of allergy.
An allergy is the skin sensitivity to a substance that usually does not affect other people. The skin reacts with a substance called an allergen become itchy and turns to red. It can also be refers to an exaggerated reaction by our immune system in response to bodily contact with certain foreign substances.
These foreign substances are generally harmless. But a person whose body is prone to allergies, these foreign substances are recognized by the body and the immune system is turned on. Substances that cause allergies are termed as "allergens". Examples include dust mites, pollen, dander, mold and certain foods.
Ayurvedic View On Allergy
According to Ayurveda, food is only aliens when we eat. These aliens (foreign substances) are treated by the Agni (fire) the body to change the food compatible to our body. When Agni malfunctions, toxins are produced and accumulation of these toxins reduces the body immunity and leads to diseases related to immunity. Allergies occur when a hypersensitive immune system reacts to a common or unusual substance. Ayurvedic medicine has also found useful for removing allergens from the body and help to relieve symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome. Ayurvedic medicine works in increasing the sensitivity and immunity system.
Types Of Skin Allergy
Generally skin allergies are cauterized in four main types, each caused by different allergens. There are many ways to relieve the symptoms but it is necessary to choose an appropriate treatment. So it is important to identify which type of allergy you have.
Contact dermatitis: The Greek word 'dermatitis' means 'skin inflammation’ this particular type of allergy is caused by a particular substance, such as by touching certain substance. In most of the cases, the symptom in red rash, could be a number of allergens that cause it, such as plants, chemicals, metals, rubber and even domestic animals.
Prickly heat: The warm or hot weather often cause itchy red rash which is generally known by as prickly heat climate. So far the exact reason is not known, but it is believed that it is caused due to be trapped sweat under the skin.
Bites and Stings: When certain insect’s bites the Irritation appears, it can be uncomfortable but it tends to be short-lived.
Urticaria: This type of allergy is often called nettle rash (hives), and appears as a red rash that itches, grew up in the middle. Confusingly, it is not related with the stinging, but it is caused due to eating certain foods or taking a particular drug.
Ayurveda Herbs And Home Remedies For Skin Allergy
Coconut oil: Coconut oil can do wonders to relive skin allergies whether it is due to dry skin or an insect bite. The simple way to use coconut oil it is to rub it directly to the affected area. If you suffer from a generalized itching all over the bodies bath in a tub of warm water, just pat dry and apply the oil all over the body it is especially seen during the winter.
Lemon: Lemon is rich in content of vitamin C and has bleaching properties that can be beneficial against allergies. It is one of the best home remedies that can be used for itchy skin. The lemon contains volatile oils that have the ability to numb feelings and are also good against inflammation. It is very simple to use simply cut a lemon in half, squeeze a little juice and apply on the affected area; allow to air dry and soon you will find some relief.
Tulsi /Holy basil: Tulsi leaves contain thymol, camphor and eugenol these properties have the ability to reduce skin irritation. It is very simple to use simply wash a few leaves and rub on the affected area. You can also prepare an herbal tea by simply boiling a few leaves in water, dip a cotton ball or cloth in the tea and apply to itchy skin.
Aloe vera: Aloe vera is one of the best soothing agents for effective skin because of its moisturizing properties. It is very simple to use simply rubbing the gel on an itching area it will help to reduce skin irritation. Only use fresh aloevera leaves, cut a leaf of the plant lengthwise with a knife, remove the jelly-like substance from inside with the help of a spoon. Now apply some of this gel on the affected area and leave for a few minutes soon you will find relief in itching.
Yoga For Skin Allergy
Basic yoga “Pranayama” which is a basic breathing exercise can help to remove allergens from the body it strengths the immune system and eliminate impurities and clean through lifestyle modifications. Yoga works to increase sensitivity and immunity nervine force through respiratory system.
Note: If an individual suffers from allergies all year long, he/she might want to consider visiting a Doctor