Allergy & Ayurvedic Management

 An allergy refers to a misguided reaction by our immune system in response to bodily contact with certain foreign substances. It is misguided because these foreign substances are usually harmless and remain so to non allergic people.Allergy producing substances are called ‘Allergens’.


Common allergens are

Common symptoms are


Things which make these symptoms worse


Allergy usually affects the skin, respiratory symptoms and the eyes more.

Anaphylaxis is a life threatening allergic reaction. It starts soon after being exposed to something a person is severely allergic to. The symptoms may be swelling, itching or rashes. Some may have trouble breathing, a tight feeling in their chest or dizziness. Some feel anxious, stomach cramps, nausea, and diarrohea or even lose consciousness.

Commonly found causes are severe allergy to food (like shell fish, nuts, eggs etc), medicines (like antibiotics, aspirin etc), latex or rubber (in gloves, household articles etc), insect bites (bees, wasps, saw flies, fire ants etc).


Ayurvedic considerations:


Causes include contact with

Decreased ‘Vyadhi Kshamatawam’ aggravates the conditions.


Symptoms include




Treatment includes