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Dust Allergy (Vataja pratisyaya)

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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
  •  Cockroach 
  •  Pollen 
  • Dust mitesetc.

Hair and feather of animals

Body droppings of pet animals when combined with household dust can cause allergic symptoms in prone people.

Cockroach

Tiny body particles of cockroach may get mixed with dust and result in allergy n some people

Pollen

Pollen grains from different plantscause different types of allergic reactions in people

Dust mites

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
  •  Wheezing
  •  Cough
  •  Sneezing
  •  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

Do’s (Pathya)

  • 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

Don’ts (Apathya)

  • Cold food like ice cream, desserts etc.
  • Non vegetarian diet
  • Fried and bakery food
  • Curd
  • 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.

Internal Medicines

Following internal medicines are advised based on the condition of patient

  • VyoshadiVataka
  • ElakanadiKashaya

  • DasamoolakatuthrayamKashaya
  • VasishtaRasayana

  • TalisapatradiChurna
  • Vasarishta

Treatment Procedures

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What all factors cause Dust Allergy?

Answers: Dust Allergy is caused by factors like pollen, dust mite, cockroach, feather and fur of animals etc.

Question: What is Dust mite?

Answer: Dust mite is a bug commonly living on beddings, upholstered furniture etc. that cause allergic reactions in susceptible people

Question: Is Ayurveda effective in the treatment of Dust Allergy?

Answer: Ayurveda ensures complete cure of Dust Allergy through effective internal medicines and various treatment modalities.

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