What is Carpet Allergy?

Carpet Allergy is also regarded as carpet-induced allergy is a type of allergy in which people undergo allergic response due to allergens that are present or get accumulated in the carpets. The allergy-inducing factors include dust mites, pet dander, pollen, and mold spores. Some of the common symptoms of carpet allergy are sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, itchy or watery eyes, coughing, wheezing, and rashes on the skin. These allergies can be prevented by regular cleaning, vacuuming, and by using allergy-resistant carpeting or area rugs to limit the exposure to allergens trapped inside the carpet. 

Ayurveda emphasizes that allergies can be induced by indoor environments which include wall-to-wall carpets and modern day allergens. The concept of aggravation of allergies and respiratory symptoms are influenced by dosha imbalances and the doshas equilibrium is impacted by the environmental factors. The allergens like dust mites trapped in the carpet fall under the category of external factors that vitiates the harmony in the doshas which results in allergic reactions and respiratory problems. Ayurveda believes that every individual must be conscious about their unique body constitution and environmental factors can disrupt the doshas balance. Ayurveda provides valuable insights about measures to manage doshas balance that is an important factor in initiating an allergic response to indoor allergens. Dr. Gupta’s IAFA provides 100% natural and holistic management of carpet allergy or any type of allergy.

Triggers of Carpet Allergy

Carpet allergies culminate as the allergens keep on accumulating inside the carpets. The warm cozy environment is suitable for inhabitants like dust mites, pet dander, molds, and insect allergens. Let’s learn more about it:

  1. Dust Mites

Dust mites are tiny creatures that are present indoors especially in carpets. They shed skin and fecal matter that contains proteins which have a potential to start an allergic reaction. 

  1. Pet Dander

Pets can also shed dander or tiny skin flakes that become trapped inside the carpet and the proteins present in the skin particles can trigger allergy symptoms. 

  1. Pollen Grains

Pollen can also find their way into the threads of the carpets as they can be brought by shoes or clothing. They can make sensitive individuals sick by giving symptoms like allergic rhinitis.

  1. Molds

If the moisture gets trapped inside a carpet then it can result in the growth of molds and these microorganisms release allergic substances known as spores. 

  1. Insect Allergen

Insects can release allergic substances in the form of droppings or body parts and these parts can initiate an allergic reaction. 

  1. Chemical Allergens

Some carpets can also release volatile organic compounds or VOCs which can also trigger allergic reactions in some people. 

It is generally advised to regularly clean and maintain the carpets by vacuuming with a HEPA filter and also one should dry the carpets under sun’s heat to disinfect them.

Symptoms of Carpet Allergy

The allergens present in the carpet can produce allergic reactions in sensitive individuals like Allergic Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis, and Contact Dermatitis can also result. The following symptoms can occur:

  • Itchiness and watering of eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Itchiness in the nose and runny nose
  • Sore throat 
  • Redness and itching in the skin
  • Hives
  • Cough, difficulty in breathing, and heaviness in the chest.

According to Ayurveda, carpet allergy can be correlated with Pratishyaya. The disease is precipitated due to aggravation of Vata dosha and produces somewhat similar symptoms as that due to carpet allergy. According to Ayurveda, the symptoms are repeated bouts of sneezing, dry mouth, congestion in the nose, pricking pain inside the nose, toothache, and pain in head, hoarseness of voice and others.

Also Read:- Ayurvedic Treatment for Dust Allergy – Causes and Symptoms

Ayurvedic References of Carpet Allergy

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Ayurvedic References of Carpet Allergy
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Ayurvedic Treatment for Carpet Allergy

Ayurveda advocates holistic approaches for the treatment of Carpet Allergy and mainly prioritize restoring the doshas balance and strengthening the immune system to lower the impact of sensitivities. The Ayurvedic treatment protocol involves internal medications, and external detoxification therapies to strengthen the immune system and reduce the sensitivity towards allergens. 

Internal Medicines:-

Following internal medicines are advised based on the condition of patient:- 

  • Vyoshadi Vataka
  • Elakanadi Kashaya
  • Dasamoolakatuthrayam Kashaya
  • Vasishta Rasayana
  • Talisapatradi Churna
  • Vasarishta
  • Sitopladi Churna
  • Chitrak Haritaki Avleha

Panchakarma Procedures:-

Ayurveda has unique principles for treating various diseases. Different Panchakarma procedures are advised by Ayurveda that helps in the treatment of Carpet Allergy. This includes:

  • Snehapana (Intake of medicated ghee)
  • Swedana (Sweating)
  • Vamana (Emesis)
  • Dhoomapana (Inhalation of medicated ghee)
  • Gandusha (Holding medicated liquid in mouth)

Medicinal Herbs:-

Following medicinal herbs are very effective to reduce allergic symptoms.

  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Ardraka (Zingiberofficinale)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Ela (Elettaria cardamom)
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Diet and Lifestyle

Do’s (Pathya) in Carpet Allergy

  • Prefer not to use wall-to-wall or permanent carpets or rugs in your home as it becomes a breeding ground for many allergens. Instead opt for temporary carpets that can be easily washed, vacuumed, and sun dried. 
  • One should not walk with shoes on the carpet rather remove their shoes before entering the home to keep it free of dust mites, pollens, or other allergens. 
  • Pets should be kept off the carpet to prevent pet dander from sticking to the carpet. 
  • The carpets in the cars should be washed regularly to avoid trapping of dust particles. 
  • Follow a daily routine that promotes balance. Healthy lifestyle includes adequate sleep, regular exercise, and stress management to enhance well-being and limit vulnerabilities to allergies. 

Don’ts (Apathya) in Carpet Allergy

  • Kids should not eat while sitting on the carpet to avoid accidental spillage which can stick to the carpet threads and make it an ideal place for allergens to flourish. 
  • If you are planning to buy a wall-to-wall carpet while you are already sensitive to dust mites and other allergens, it is better to reconsider your options. The best strategy would be to bring washable ones for the prevention of carpet allergy. 
  • Avoid cold, heavy and processed food items as they aggravate kapha dosha and can give rise to symptoms such as blocked nose, runny nose, sneezing, chest congestion, and others. 

Yoga Therapy for Carpet Allergy

Natural treatment of Carpet allergy involves leading a balanced lifestyle that includes practices like yoga and meditation to make your body physically and mentally strong so that the immune system does not produce any allergic reaction. You can regularly practice the following asanas to have a healthy and balanced life:

  • Breathing exercises such as Anuloma viloma, and Kapabhatti are highly beneficial as they enhance the lung capacity and maintain the health of the respiratory system. 
  • Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations)
  • Halasana (Plough Pose)
  • Matsyasana (Fish Pose)
  • Trikonasana (Three-corners pose)
  • Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
Yoga Therapy for Carpet Allergy

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Name the common allergens that are found in the house carpets and trigger allergic reactions?

Answer: Common allergens found in carpets are dust mites, pet dander, molds, and particulate matter that can easily get trapped in the carpet and can initiate allergy-related symptoms.

Question: Tell me more about the ways to reduce carpet allergies?

Answer: You should clean the carpet regularly using vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter, maintain optimum indoor humidity levels, using washable carpets or rugs, and deeply clean the entire house.

Question: Can natural treatment of carpet allergy help in the management of the condition?

Answer: Yes, indeed alternative treatment of carpet allergy is quite effective as it uses a combination of herbal supplements, external detoxification therapies, and diet and lifestyle modifications to bring about positive results.


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  3. Astanga Samgraha with the commentary of Indu, published by Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha (CCRAS), New Delhi. Govt. of India.
  4. Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Govinda Das with Vidyotini Hindi Commentary by Ambikadatta Shastri, editor Rajeshwar Datta Shastri, Chaukhambha Sanskrit Sansthan.

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Dr. Sahil Gupta completed his Bachelor of Ayurveda in Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) and Master’s Degree in Health Administration (MHA) India. He is Registered Ayurvedic Doctor & Vaidya in India having Registration No. 23780. He is the CEO and founder of IAFA. After completing BAMS, Dr. Sahil Gupta started practicing Ayruveda by giving prime importance to allergic disorders management. He became the first Ayurvedic doctor to cure Food Allergies through Ayurveda. Read More About Dr. Sahil Gupta.

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