What is Urticaria?
Ayurveda View of Urticaria
Ayurvedic view of Treatment At the point when a man interacts with frosty air frequently, it causes disturbance of Kapha (Water) and Vata (Air). It absorbs with disturbance of Pitta Dosha and spreads into the Rakta Dhatu This prompts Sthan Sanshrya (migration) in the skin, in the end causing Shitpitta or Urticaria.
As per Ayurveda, Urticaria is referred to as Sheetapitta – comprising of two words sheet (cold) and pitta (eruptions). This is a condition caused due to dominance of sheets (cold) over pitta dosha. Sheetapitta is a condition that resulted due to excited Kapha and vata.
What is the cause of Urticaria?
- Urticaria occurs when a trigger causes high levels of histamine and other chemical messengers to be released in the skin. These substances cause the blood vessels in the affected area of skin to open up (often resulting in redness or pinkness) and become leaky
- Batches of red or skin-colored welts (wheals), which can appear anywhere on the body.
- Welts that vary in size, change shape and appear and fade repeatedly as the reaction runs its course.
- Itching, which may be severe.
- Painful swelling (angioedema) of the lips, eyelids and inside the throat.
Ayurvedic Treatment of Urticaria
Ayurveda describes Urticaria as Sheetpitta. A weak digestive fire produces Aam (toxic undigested material), a harmful material that induces specific allergic reactions in the body, leading to Urticaria symptoms. Ayurvedic Urticaria treatment aims to remove toxic material from the body.
Avoiding factors such as excessive intake of salt, sour gruels, and mustard; exposure to cold wind; improper emesis; insect bite. Oil massage over the body with Eladi Taila. Apply Aloe Vera gel when rashes appear. Neem paste also can be applied externally.
Home Remedies for Urticaria
Home Remedies for Hives
- OTC antihistamines.
- Oatmeal bath.
- Aloe vera.
- Cold compress.
- Calamine lotion.
- Seek medical attention.