Ever felt a red rash or swelling on your body that appears to come and go? These rashes may be itchy and happen as a reaction to a specific food or any external allergens. As children, we used to ignore the same, since our playtime involved mud and dirt and rashes were mostly a common sight. But some rashes may be persistent and could indicate some underlying infection. Skin disease treatment Dubai takes into account every symptom and treats the issue with the power of Ayurveda. So let us understand the Natural Ayurvedic Treatments for Urticaria.
What is Urticaria?
Urticaria is is the most common allergic skin disease which is also known as Hives or Nettle rash. They are generally caused by an allergic reaction. They appear on the body as raised, red, and itchy rashes with clearly defined borders on the skin. Usually appearing in the shape of nettle stings, the wheals of urticaria may be of different shapes and sizes. Individual lesions often last only a matter of hours and disappear within a day. Although, the rash may persist for weeks depending on the severity.
Types of Urticaria
Acute urticaria: The hives last less than 6 weeks. Some medications seem to have an adverse effect on the skin in some people. A few drugs that cause Urticaria include aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, oral contraceptives, sulfonamides, thiazide diuretics, penicillin, etc.
Based on a person’s reaction to certain foods, they may cause urticaria. Seafood, nuts, cow’s milk, chocolate, meat & some fruits are known to cause Urticaria.
Respiratory allergens like mites, mold spores, Pollen, animal dandruff, and hairs are also known to cause urticaria when inhaled. Respiratory infections such as tonsillitis, sinusitis, urinary tract infections, dental abscesses, and parasites may cause acute urticaria. Sometimes pre-existing conditions may be aggravated by stress, sadness, and depression.
Chronic urticaria: Hives last for more than 6 weeks, sometimes up to a few years.
Angioedema and familial cold urticaria are types of chronic urticaria that are hereditary in nature. It may get passed on from one generation to the next. Factors circulating in the blood, such as antibodies directed against their own cells trigger the release of histamine from skin mast cells. This process is known as autoimmunity. Over 50% of cases of chronic idiopathic urticaria are thought to occur by an autoimmune disorder, primarily autoantibodies against the high-affinity immunoglobulin receptor. Idiopathic urticaria without any known cause is also known to exist.
Natural Ayurvedic Treatments for Urticaria
In Ayurveda, all skin diseases are considered under “Kushta Roga” and Urticaria is identified as Sheetapitta. An aggravation of Kapha (water) and Vata (air) doshas occurs when people come in contact with cold air, according to Ayurveda. The aggravation of pitta dosha (fire) which spread into the Rakta Dhatu (blood tissues) is also caused by it. An excess of pitta impairs the Rakta Dhatu. Sheeta Pitta is then caused when the aggravated doshas relocate to the skin. The treatments include identifying the cause and focusing on the same.
Abhyanga(Oleation): Ayurveda massage therapy to loosen trapped endogenous toxins, warm up muscles, and improve circulation. Abhyanga oils may be edible grade plain or made from a recipe for deeper healing. Abhyanga with Kshara, Lavana Taila is beneficial to treat Urticaria
Lepa (anointment): Herbal paste made from specific ingredients to treat skin-related conditions. Famous for Urticaria are Durva and Nishi
Parisheka: Sprinkling, showering or stream pouring of warm Kwatha (decoction) prepared with herbs that pacify Vata or Vata-Kapha morbidity over the body. Parisheka with hot water is done for soothing skin irritation.
Vamana: is one of the five steps of Panchakarma which is used in treating Kapha related disorders and is also known as medical vomiting or medical emesis. The vitiated Dosha are eliminated through the upper gastrointestinal tract through the emesis.
Virechana: Another step of the Panchakarma process, Virechana is a controlled process that assembles all the ama or toxins of the body in the small intestine and eliminates them. It helps the body to be free from the aggravated Pitta dosha and its toxic disease-causing symptoms and is only performed after the tolerance of an individual is accurately determined beforehand.
Medicines: Patolakaturohinyadi Kashayam, Triphala Guggulu, Guduchyadi Kashayam, Avipathy Choornam are a few of the many medications available for the treatment of skin-related diseases. Herbal treatment in Dubai can suggest the most suitable medicine for your skin.
How long does it take to cure Urticaria with Ayurveda?
Urticaria can take a few days to weeks to months to cure depending on the skin type and cause of the problem. By applying a cold compress over the itchy skin, one can get instant relief. You could also use a cold compress to soothe your inflamed skin or use Aloe vera gel over the affected area to reduce inflammation. In a food allergy attack, the allergen remains within your system and this increases the severity of the reaction and may last for quite a while. Drinking plenty of fluids such as fresh fruit and vegetable juices will help to reduce the recovery period by getting rid of the allergen.
Urticaria is more common than you imagine and can be cured if treated in time. Dr Jasnas Ayurvedic clinic is one of the best Ayurvedic clinic in Dubai with plenty of experienced professionals to help cure any skin-related problems.