Overview

Many individuals experience symptoms of Atopic dermatitis while coming in contact with gold and silver ornaments. Still, the important thing to remember is that the allergy to gold ornaments can be due to other trace elements present in the jewelry, such as Nickel. Sometimes ornaments are made with nickel and then are coated with gold or silver metals, so the individual thinks that they are allergic to gold or silver but in reality it’s the alloy metal that needs to be blamed. Read till the end to know more about Gold allergy treatment.

The common sites of the allergic reaction are the ones where people normally wear jewelry items such as earlobes due to earrings, fingers due to rings, and the neck due to necklaces. The infected site can develop intense itching, become red and develop blisters due to acute dermatitis and can also become dry, thick, and pigmented in case of chronic dermatitis. The symptoms of allergy can also be present at other sites such as hands which do not come directly in contact with gold or silver metals. 

Ayurveda emphasizes on the ideology of asatmya or the things that do not provide nourishment or pleasure to the body. It includes both aahar, which means diet and vihaar, which is a lifestyle factor. In this case asatmya is observed due to vihaar or wearing of gold or silver ornaments which causes allergic reaction. Furthermore, gold and silver allergy can also be understood as seasonal or acquired skin sensitivities. The increased sensitivity of the skin can occur as a result of a reactive toxin known as Amavisha and it is even more harmful than the toxin product called Ama. This manifests the symptoms of allergic reaction such as pruritus, redness, and swelling. 

If an allergen or any other thing that triggers the process of asatmaya in the body comes in contact with Amavisha then it exerts a negative influence on cellular functions and produces symptoms such as rashes, pigmentation, roughness, and irritation. 

Dr. Gupta’s IAFA provides 100% Natural and Holistic management of Gold and Silver Allergy.

Also Read:- Nickel Allergy – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Causes of Gold and Silver Allergy

The specific cause of gold and silver allergy cannot be identified, but an individual develops symptoms when the immune system becomes sensitive to the metal. If you are allergic to other metals and also have a positive family history of metal allergy, then it increases the probability of you having gold or silver allergy.

Moreover, it is also important to understand that your immune system is fighting against the small traces of other metals like nickel which are added to gold to make it more durable.  

Furthermore, it is also crucial to understand whether the allergic reaction is culminated due to body contact with the metal or is it due to piercing or insertion of metal. If the reaction is due to piercing then it may produce symptoms like oozing or bleeding, ulceration, decaying, pus discharge, and necrosis. 

Symptoms of Gold and Silver Allergy

The symptoms of gold and silver allergies overlap with other allergies and diseases such as eczema. But the distinguishing factor is that the individual develops symptoms of itchiness, redness, discoloration, or pigmentation every time when the skin is exposed to gold or silver ornaments which make it clear that the allergic reaction is due to gold or silver. The common symptoms of gold and silver allergy are:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Rashes
  • Itchiness
  • Peeling of skin
  • Pigmentation
  • Blisters that oozes out

Also Read:- Jewellery and Metal Allergy – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Ayurvedic References of Gold and Silver Allergy

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Ayurvedic References of Gold and Silver Allergy
Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)

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Ayurvedic Treatment for Gold and Silver Allergy

If you are experiencing moderate to severe symptoms of Gold and Silver Allergy then it suggests that an underlying pitta and kapha dosha has occurred. Therefore, the ayurvedic treatment of Gold and Silver Allergy will be aimed at restoring the pitta and kapha dosha. The line of treatment involves detoxification methods (therapeutic emesis, purgation, etc.), single herbs, external and internal Ayurvedic medications.

Internal Medicines for Gold and Silver Allergy

  • Madhusnuhi rasayana
  • Gandhaka rasayana
  • Chopachini choorna
  • Arogyavardini Vati
  • Triphala guggulu
  • Kaishora guggulu
  • Mahatiktaka kashaya
  • Guggulutiktaka kashaya
  • Mahamnjishthadi kashaya

External Medication for Gold and Silver Allergy

  • Nalpamaradi taila 
  • Rasottamadi lepa
  • Bilvadi gulika 
  • Marmani gulika 
  • Gandhakadya malahara 
  • Sinduradi malahara
  • Shatadhouta ghrita 
  • Guggulutiktaka ghrita

Single Herbs Used in Gold and Silver Allergy

  • Sariva (Hemidesmus Indicus)
  • Manjishtha (Rubia Cordifolia)
  • Surasa (Ocimum sanctum)
  • Shirisha (Albizia lebbeck)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Gandhaka (Sulphur)
  • Katuki (Picrorhiza Kurroa)
  • Nimba (Aristolochia indica)
  • Guloochi (Tinospora cordifolia)

Note:- It is always recommended that before using any medication you must consult with an Ayurvedic Physician.

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Diet and Lifestyle Guidance in Gold and Silver Allergy

Do’s (Pathya) in Gold and Silver Allergy

  • If you are allergic to gold then you must pick white gold alloys alternatives that are made with palladium, silver or other white metals.
  • If you are planning to pierce your ears or any other body part, ensure that a stainless steel needle is used and also make sure that the jewelry is made with stainless steel. 
  • Choose jewelry items that are made with hypoallergenic materials like stainless steel and sterling silver, or polycarbonate plastic. 
  • If your jewelry causes an allergy, then you can ask the jeweler to polish the ornament with non-allergic substances like rhodium or platinum.

Don’ts (Apathya) in Gold and Silver Allergy

  • “Prevention is better than cure”, so the first thing you can do is to avoid exposure to metals like gold or silver if they cause a reaction. 
  • If your skin is cracked or blistered, you should take off any metal jewelry right away and see your doctor for treatment to avoid getting an infection.

Yoga Therapy for Gold and Silver Allergy

Natural Treatment of Gold and Silver 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:

  • Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations)
  • Halasana (Plough Pose)
  • Matsyasana (Fish Pose)
  • Trikonasana (Three-corners pose)
  • Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
Yoga Therapy for Gold and Silver Allergy

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How Common is Gold and Silver Allergy?

Answer: Gold and silver allergies are not so common but can occur in some individuals. These allergies initiate an allergic reaction due to the impurities or alloys present in the metal than the metal on its own. The reactions can range from mild to severe and can be managed with the help of holistic approaches effectively.

Question: Which Jewelry should I wear if I have a Gold and Silver Allergy?

Answer: You can look for hypoallergenic options if you have gold and silver allergy. Pick the ornaments made from surgical stainless steel, titanium, or platinum. These metals are generally considered safe for the skin. Moreover, go for the options that are marked as Nickel-free as these alloys are common allergen present in jewelry.

Question: Can Ayurveda Help Me to Get Rid of Annoying Gold and Silver Allergy Symptoms?

Answer: Certainly Yes, Ayurveda is effective in the management of gold and silver allergies. The line of treatment involves detoxification methods (therapeutic emesis, purgation, etc.), local applications, and internal administration of Ayurvedic medications.

Dr. Gupta’s IAFA is dedicated to enhancing your quality of life by offering a 100% natural and holistic approach to get rid of any type of allergies including Gold and silver allergy.

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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