Egg Allergy (Virudha)
विरुद्धं ………….l l (अ.हृ.सू.७/४५,४६)
Egg Allergy is the most common type of allergy seen among children. It is the allergic reaction of the body towards egg proteins. The symptoms usually occur within a few minutes to a few hours after having eggs or egg-containing foodstuffs. It can occur even in children below one year of age. Mostly, the allergic response vanishes with age. Ayurveda has a unique concept of Virudha (incompatibility) where if mismatched foods are used together, there will be acute and chronic reactions on the body. Eggs can cause such a reaction when combined with unsuitable foods. Dr. Gupta’s IAFA has a definite Ayurvedic treatment protocol for allergies caused by eggs. IAFA is always focusing on providing genuine Ayurvedic management for all health issues.
Symptoms of Egg Allergy vary from mild skin rashes to severe life-threatening situations. Common symptoms include:-
- Inflammation of skin
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
- Abdominal cramps
- Shortness of breath
In severe cases of Anaphylaxis symptoms like constriction of airways, low blood pressure, rapid pulse, fainting, shock, etc. may happen and can lead to life-threatening situations.
Ayurvedic Reference of Egg Allergy - Virudha
Causes of Egg Allergy
Egg allergy is caused when the body’s immune system wrongly identifies certain egg proteins as dangerous. When the body comes in contact with egg proteins, the immune system produces antibodies that make release of histamine and other chemicals. These chemicals result in allergic symptoms on the body. Egg white, as well as egg yolk, has allergy-causing proteins. Most commonly allergy is caused by egg white. If a breastfeeding mother takes eggs, there are chances for the baby to present with allergic reactions. Risk will be higher in children, who have any other type of skin allergy or family history of allergy.
A combination of egg with certain foodstuffs may result in allergic manifestations. Egg if consumed with milk, meat, cheese, curd, melons, etc. can cause allergy.
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Diet in Egg Allergy
- Freshly prepared food
- Arrowroot powder
- Practice of exercise
- Adequate sleep
- Intake of egg and egg-containing food
- Excess consumption of Alcohol
- Restaurant food
- Bread and other baked food
- Deep-fried foodstuffs
- Use of milk and milk products along with egg
- Junk food
- Reheated and old food
- Day sleep
- Cold food and water
Yoga and Pranayama in Egg Allergy
Yoga provides flexibility to the body and improves body functions. Following Yoagasanas will be helpful to strengthen the immune system against allergy:-
Pranayama (breathing exercise) corrects the movement and functions of doshas in the body and also gives control over body functions. It helps to relieve stress, anxiety, etc.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Egg Allergy
Ayurveda aids in minimizing the effects of egg allergy and prevents deadly complications. Purification therapies, as well as pacifying medicines, are combined in the management of allergic conditions.
Following internal medicines can be advised according to the condition of the patient.
- Patoladi Kwath
- Amrutotharam kwatha
- Dasamoola – kaduthrayam Kwath
- Vilwadi gulika
- Kaisora gulgulu gulika
- Dasamoola haritaki lehya
- Virechana (purgation)
- Vamana (emesis)
- Raktamoksha (Blood-letting)
Following single herbs will beneficial with proper adjuvants:-
- Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
- Haridra (Curcuma longa)
- Khadira (Acacia catechu)
- Aragwatha (Cassia fistula)
- Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta, Ayurvedic Allergist