Avocado Allergy (Udarda)
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Ayurvedic Treatment of Avocado Allergy - Causes, Symptoms and More
About Avocado Allergy
Do you know some people with latex allergy are also allergic to certain food items such as avocado. The reason behind this strange fact is that the proteins present in rubber that manifests latex allergy are also there in these fruits. Some of the common symptoms of avocado allergy are tingling sensation in the mouth, stuffy nose, itching in the eyes, and wheezing. The people who have sensitivity for the manufacturing chemicals present in the latex do not show any symptom of allergies from these fruits.
According to Ayurveda, this ailment can be correlated with Udarda which is represented by skin manifestations. By implementing ayurvedic principles and management strategies you can get rid of latex-avocado allergies. At Dr. Gupta’s IAFA, we use effective natural remedies manufactured by following the principle of Ayurveda for Ayurvedic treatment of Avocado Allergy.
Avocado allergy can be in the form of oral allergy. The oral allergy is produced after intake of avocado and the body identifies it as an allergen which triggers the immune system and produces mild to moderate allergy symptoms like itching of mouth, lips, and throat.
If you are allergic to latex then the probability is high that you might also be allergic to certain fruits like avocados. This is an example of cross-reactivity which suggests that they contain similar types of proteins.
Note: This type of allergy can also be observed on consumption of food items like chestnut, kiwifruit, passion fruit, plum, strawberry and tomato in the individuals who are allergic to latex.
What is Latex-Fruit Syndrome?
This syndrome refers to the cross-reactivity with latex and fruit. People who are allergic to latex can also be allergic to certain fruits such as avocados, kiwifruit, passion fruit, and papaya.
Symptoms of Latex-Fruit Syndrome
The symptoms of this type of allergy are as follows:
- Inflammation of lips
- Itchiness in the eyes
- Discomfort in the stomach that includes vomiting
- Systemic reactions like hives or an anaphylactic response including shortness of breath may also occur.
Ayurvedic Reference of Avocado Allergy (Udarda)
- If you are having latex-avocado allergy then it is possible that you might be allergic to pesticides, therefore make sure to wash the fruit with food-safe wash which removes harmful chemicals.
- One of the best methods is to avoid the fruit.
Causes of Avocado Allergy
The immune system misinterprets the proteins present in rubber latex as harmful and produces antibodies against it to safeguard the body. The proteins present in some fruits like avocado are similar to those present in latex and hence the body starts an allergic reaction. The allergic response triggers the secretion of histamines on the exposure to latex and gives rise to allergy-related symptoms.
Causative Agents for Avocado Allergy
- Direct exposure of latex or its products like gloves, balloons, condoms etc.
- Inhalation of latex particles that remain suspended in the air.
- Fruits like Avocado, Passion Fruit, Kiwi etc. contain the same proteins as in latex. So, latex allergic people may get allergic to these fruits also.
People who have constant or increased contact with latex gloves or other products are more prone to be affected with latex allergy. This group includes medical professionals, those who undergo repeated surgeries, people who work in the rubber industry etc. and also those with a family history of allergy.
Ayurveda describes exposure to cold wind as the reason for Udarda.
Symptoms of Avocado Allergy
Allergic symptoms caused by exposure to latex may vary from mild to severe. Intensity of symptoms depends on sensitivity of the victim and degree of exposure.
Mild Symptoms include itchy skin with rashes and redness. In severe condition the symptoms are:
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Breathing difficulty etc.
The symptoms of Udarda as explained in Ayurvedic texts are reddish, itchy, raised bumps on the skin. Moreover, the below-mentioned symptoms occur if the condition becomes chronic in nature:
- Needle-like pain
- Fever, Vomiting
- Burning Sensation
“Ayurveda is one of the oldest healing methods and it focuses on restoring the balance between doshas for the management of different diseases. This approach helps to maintain the equilibrium within the body and boosts the internal healing system of an individual and is effective in the management of Avocado Allergy. If you are looking for 100% natural and Ayurvedic treatment for Avocado Allergy then, look no further than Dr. Gupta’s IAFA where successful treatment of allergies is provided for several years.
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– Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)
Ayurvedic Allergy Specialist
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Diet and Lifestyle Guidance in Avocado Allergy
Ayurveda emphasizes Do’s or Pathyas that must be followed to avoid the recurrent episodes of the allergy and also to make the immune system strong.
- Drinking adequate water
- Eating bitter foods like bitter gourd
- Regular bowel movements
- Regular cleaning the skin and the hair
- Regular physical workout
- Using non-latex substitutes
For complete health and wellness, it is essential to avoid certain things and practices such as:
- Avoiding too spicy & sour food items
- Eating processed food items
- Deep fried junk food items
- Using chemical-based lotion
- Regular use of latex-based gloves
Yoga for Avocado Allergy
Yoga and meditation are a prerequisite for a healthy body and mind. By regularly incorporating yoga in your lifestyle you can elevate your immune system and it prevents any exaggerated response to allergens. The following asanas or postures are effective in strengthening the immune system:
- Jaanu sirsasana
- Surya Namaskar
Ayurvedic Treatment of Avocado Allergy
Ayurveda offers a comprehensive Ayurvedic treatment plan for diseases like Avocado allergy by combining oral herbal remedies along with detoxification procedures and external applications to manage the disease effectively.
Herbal Remedies for Avocado Allergy includes medicines in different formulations including decoction, tablet, jam-like preparations, and others. These formulations are suggested based on the condition of the patient and the severity of the problem. The following natural remedy for avocado allergy must be taken under the guidance form expert Ayurvedic physician.
- Mahatiktam Kashayam
- Maha Manjishtadi Kwath
- Gandhaka Rasayana
- Manibhadra Ghulam
- Punarnavadi Kashayam
- Madhusnuhi Rasayanam
- Kaisora Guggulu Gulika
- Mahatiktaka Ghrita
Following medicines can be applied externally based on the condition of the patient and doshas dominance.
- Nalpamaradi Kera
- Rasottamadi Lepa
- Dinesavalyadi Kera
- Shata Dhauta Ghrita
- Triphala Churna
Ayurveda has prioritized detoxification methods to remove toxins from the body which helps in treating the root cause of the disease and also prevents recurrences. But these therapies require a strict regimen and therefore it is advised to properly follow the guidelines of your doctor before the treatment.
- Kashaya dhara
Single-Herb Therapy for Avocado allergy
Single-herb therapy is also beneficial for the treatment for Avocado allergy and the following herbs can be taken under proper supervision.
Ayurveda – the Science of life is the one and only treatment that offers natural and holistic healing. The integrated methodologies propagated in Ayurveda include internal medication and external therapies to effectively offer a treatment that addresses the root cause of the disease.
- Shloka No. 5, Sheetapithaudardakoda Nidana by Madhavacharya, Madhavnidana.
- Charaka. Charak Samhita. Vidhyotini commentary, Chaukhambha Bhartiya Academy, Varanasi: 1st volume, Sutrasthana 20/17.
- Dr. Ravi Dutta Tripathi. Ashtang Sangraha, Chaukhambha Sanskrit Sansthan. Varanasi. Sutrasthan 10/34.
- Sahil Gupta, Ayurvedic Aspects of Allergies and Fungal Infections, Edition 2021, Latex Allergy Chapter No. 05, Page No. 33-38.
Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)