Dust Allergy (Vataja pratisyaya)
Ayurvedic Reference of Vataja pratisyaya (Dust allergy)
Triggering Factors of Dust Allergy
Subjection to dust may be activated by various factors as follows:
- Hair and feather of animals
- Dust mitesetc.
Hair and feather of animals
Body droppings of pet animals when combined with household dust can cause allergic symptoms in prone people.
Tiny body particles of cockroach may get mixed with dust and result in allergy n some people
Pollen grains from different plantscause different types of allergic reactions in people
These are very small bugs that live in household dust and commonly found in beds, upholstered furniture etc. Dust mite allergy is the common cause of Asthma in children.Its symptoms include sneezing, cough, runny nose, nasal congestion etc. The symptoms may become severe leading to asthma symptoms. The remnants of dust mites like fecal matter will be present in dust particles and is the real reason for causing allergy.Exposure to dust mites can result in complications like inflammation of sinus, asthma etc.
Ayurveda also suggests causes of allergy as mist and breeze along with dust.
Symptoms of Dust Allergy
- Redness, itching and watering of eyes
- Shortness of breath
As per Ayurveda, sneezing, dryness of mouth, nasal congestion, pricking pain on nose, tooth ache, head ache, hoarseness of voice etc. are the manifestations of Dust Allergy
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Diet in Dust Allergy
- Easily digestible food
- Saindhava (Rock salt)
- Warm water for internal as well as external use
- Use of face mask
- Maintain personal hygiene
- Keep house and surroundings clean
- Cold food like ice cream, desserts etc.
- Non vegetarian diet
- Fried and bakery food
- Cheese and Butter
- Day sleep
Yoga and Pranayama for Dust Allergy
Ardhachandrasana, Pavanamuktasana, Vrukshasana, Setubandhasana etc. are the beneficial yoga postures in Allergy. Pranayama (breathing exercise) helps a lot to increase body’s immunity to allergens. It ensures proper nourishment and functioning of body cells.
Ayurvedic Treatment of Dust Allergy
Dust Allergy can be managed effectively through various Ayurvedic treatment modalities including internal medicines and treatment procedures.
Following internal medicines are advised based on the condition of patient
Ayurveda has unique principles for treating various diseases. Different procedures are advised by Ayurveda that helps in the cure of Dust Allergy. This includes:
- Snehapana (Intake of medicated ghee)
- Swedana (Sweating)
- Vamana (Emesis)
- Dhoomapana (Inhalation of medicated ghee)
- Gandusha (Holding medicated liquid in mouth)
Following medicinal herbs are very effective to reduce allergic symptoms.
- Haridra (Curcuma longa)
- Ardraka (Zingiberofficinale)
- Pippali (Piper longum)
- Ela (Elettariacardamomum)
Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta, Ayurvedic Allergist