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Last Updated: Jan 10, 2023

How Ayurveda Can Help in Allergic Dermatitis Treatment

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Dr. Manoj VirmaniAlternative Medicine Specialist • 30 Years Exp.BAMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
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Skin allergies causing dermatitis are very common and can be caused by allergic reactions to food substances like peanuts or eggs. However, it is more common when there is physical contact with some allergens, for example, nickel (used in belts and artificial jewelry; rubber in watch straps or wristbands). The person would usually develop an itch and rash, which could be localized or generalized.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Allergic Dermatitis

Ayurveda believes in two-fold management of allergic dermatitis. While the first one is aimed at improved skincare routine, the second one is aimed at using natural remedies for managing dermatitis (rash and eczema).

  1. Avoid soap or use a mild soap, as it removes the acidic layers of the skin, which are essential for preventing infections.
  2. Use cold plain water in summer or take a warm bath during the winter season.
  3. Use a smooth, soft towel, and avoid rubbing.
  4. For dry skin, apply oil on your skin for an hour before taking bath. Alternately, add olive oil or neem oil to your bathwater.
  5. Do not take frequent, long, or hot baths.
  6. Avoid stepping out during extreme weather.
  7. Keep away from blankets and woolens.
  8. Ensure your diet does not contain usual allergy-producing stuff like peanuts, eggs, milk, cheese, fish, etc.
  9. Avoid artificial jewelry, rubber footwear, fur, and synthetic fabrics which can increase the rash and eczema.
  10. Overall, get enough physical and mental rest, avoid taking the stress, and sleep well and eat well.
  11. Avoid scratching the affected skin.
  12. Preferably wear cotton and avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Allergic Dermatitis

In addition to the above overall skincare measures, the affected area needs to be given additional care and ayurvedic remedies to treat allergic dermatitis symptoms:

  1. With its soothing properties, honey is proven to be very effective in treating many skin conditions. It can be diluted with water and applied to the affected area.
  2. This provides relief from the itching, which is very common with blisters. This is especially useful in the area under the eyes.
  3. Crushing a cup of oatmeal and adding it to the bathwater helps in cleansing the skin and removes the dead skin. It also provides relief against irritation, soothes the skin, and provides relief from the itching.
  4. The juice of the tender leaves of tephrossia purpurea (sarapunkha) and terminal catapa (jangali badam) can be applied to the affected skin, which provides great relief. Twice a day, after meals, tries panchanimbaadi choornam.
  5. A paste of sesame oil, juice of arka and turmeric can be applied to the affected part.
  6. Mix two teaspoonful of Pancha tikta ghrita guggul in warm milk and have it on an empty stomach. This mixture is an effective remedy for eczema.
  7. Kadirarista mixed with water in equal proportions can be consumed twice daily after meals.
  8. The next time you are faced with allergic skin reactions, try these measures, and see the benefits for yourself. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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