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Detergents and soaps can easily cause an allergic reaction mainly because of the chemicals in these products. The allergy can be developed either for a new product or one that has been using for several years. It can range from redness and stinging to rashes and hives with severe itching. The skin reactions can be irritant contact dermatitis or allergic contact dermatitis. In irritant contact dermatitis, the skin gets damaged. It may get burnt, stung or itchy at the site of contact. In allergic contact dermatitis, body’s immune system activates an allergic reaction and may manifest as redness, itching, swelling or rash. It usually affects the lips, face, eyes, ears etc. In Ayurveda, there explained a condition called Sitapitha which can be considered as contact dermatitis. Dr. Gupta’s IAFA is an Ayurvedic hospital that provides effective treatment for various allergies and infections. IAFA will be your correct destination to get rid of contact dermatitis through pure Ayurvedic treatment.
Causes of Detergent Allergy
Detergent Allergy can be caused by any ingredient in the detergent. But the most common causative factors include perfumes, abrasives, preservatives, bleaching components and detergent compounds. As the body identifies a foreign substance as harmful, an allergic response will be triggered. Some other times, non-harmful substances can also initiate an allergic reaction.
Ayurvedic Reference of Detergent Allergy
Symptoms of Detergent Allergy
An allergic reaction caused by a chemical may get manifested on the skin about a week after its exposure. Most reactions usually manifest within 48 hours of exposure. Common symptoms include:
- Rashes or bumps on the skin
- Severe itching
- Redness on the skin
- Oozing rashes or blisters
- Flaking or scaling of skin
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Diet in Detergent Allergy
Do’s (Pathya) in Detergent Allergy
- Easily digestible food
- Vegetarian diet with less oil
- Include fruits and vegetables in diet
- Use of hand gloves while washing dresses
- Use of mild detergents
- Adequate sleep
- Drink enough quantity of water
Don’ts (Apathya) in Detergent Allergy
- Red chilly
- Black gram
- Oily food
- Ajinomoto containing food
- Fast food
- Long-time contact with detergents
- Day sleep
- Strong detergents etc.
Yoga and Pranayama for Detergent Allergy
Yogasanas help to strengthen body as well as mind. Following asanas (postures) will be beneficial in strengthening body’s immune system.
- Surya namskar
Pranayama helps to retain the pathway of body channels and to clean them.
Ayurvedic Treatment of Detergent Allergy
Detergent Allergy can be treated effectively through Ayurveda.
Internal Medicines in Detergent Allergy
Following are some of the effective Ayurvedic medicines for internal use.
- Nimbadi Kashaya
- Aragwadhadi Kashaya
- Manjishtadi Kashaya
- Panchatiktaka Kashaya
- Gandhaka rasayana
- Kaisora guggulu gulika
- Avipathy churna
External Medicines in Detergent Allergy
Following medicines are applied externally based on the manifestation of symptoms.
- Nimbadi churna
- Triphala churna
- Rasottamadi lepa
- Eladigana churna
- Guluchyadi kashaya
Treatment Procedures in Detergent Allergy
Ayurveda advises various treatment procedures including purification therapies for complete cure of illness. It includes:
- Snehapana (Intake of medicated ghee)
- Vamana (Emesis)
- Virechana (Purgation)
- Kashayadhara (Pouring medicated decoction)
- Raktamoksha (Blood-letting)
Single herbs used in the management of Detergent Allergy
Single drugs in proper dose are effective in the treatment of allergy.
- Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
- Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
- Haridra (Curcuma longa)
- Sirisha (Albizia Lebbeck)
- Khadira (Acacia catechu)
- Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
- Aragwadha (Cassia fistula)
- Kumari (Aloe vera)
Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta, Ayurvedic Allergist