Occupational Allergy – Causes, Symptoms & Ayurvedic Treatment

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Occupational allergy is one among many of the occupational diseases that affect workers. It is the hypersensitivity reaction of the body towards certain allergens in the working environment. Allergic reactions are manifested mainly on the skin and respiratory system. It not only affects the health but also the performance of work and there by mental and financial wellbeing of an individual. The allergic reaction depends on the nature, duration, and atmosphere of occupation and also the immunity of the individual.

Occupational Asthma

Occupational Asthma is the allergic response caused by breathing certain chemicals or fumes that affect the respiratory system. According to Ayurveda, Tamakaswasa is a similar condition.

Causes of Occupational Allergy

Occupational Allergy is caused by inhalation of allergens in the working environment.  Major allergens that result in Occupational Allergy include:-

  • Dust
  • Various chemicals
  • Proteins in animal hair, scales, fur, saliva, etc.
  • Certain metals
  • Elements like latex, cereals, cotton, wheat, etc, from plants
  • Irritant gases like ammonia

Symptoms of Occupational Asthma

Symptoms of Occupational Allergy are similar to that of Asthma and include:-

  • Coughing
  • Chest tightness
  • Wheezing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose, etc

Symptoms may get worse as the exposure is increased and may retain even when away from working atmosphere.  Those who have any other allergies or asthma, family history of asthma, smoking habit, etc. are more prone to get affected by Occupational Allergy.

Allergic Asthma is manifested as cough, tastelessness, runny nose, breathing difficulties, etc. as per the opinion of scholars of Ayurveda.

Ayurvedic Reference of Occupational Allergy

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Ayurvedic Treatment for Occupational Allergy

Occupational Allergy involves vitiation of Vatadosha and Kaphadosha. Ayurveda advocates combination of internal medicine as well as treatment procedures in the management of Occupational Allergy. Along with respiratory system, digestion and allied factors are also checked and corrected in order to achieve maximum result.

Internal Medications for Occupational Allergy

  • Dasamoola Katutraya Kashaya
  • Elakanadi Kashaya
  • Indukantham Kashaya
  • Vasishta Rasayana
  • Vyoshadi Vatakom
  • Avipathi Churna
  • Swasanandam Gulika
  • Vasavaleha
  • Abhayarishta

Purification Therapy for Occupational Allergy

Purification therapies help to expel vitiated doshas from body. It is essential to clear the body channels. It includes:

  • Vamana (Vomiting)
  • Virechana (Purgation)
  • Nasya (Administering Nasal Drop)

Treatment Modalities for Occupational Allergy

Following treatment procedures aid in opening airways and to expel excess mucus that get accumulated in them.

  • Dhoomapana (Inhalation of medicated smoke)
  • Swedana (Local steaming)

Single Herbs that are Used in Occupational Allergy

  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Vasa (Adhatoda vasica)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Karpuravalli (Coleus amboinicus)
  • Dathura (Datura metel)
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Diet in Occupational Allergy

Pathya (Do’s)

  • Warm and easily digestible food
  • Use of turmeric, goose berry, green vegetables, etc.
  • Drink sufficient quantity of water
  • Warm water for internal & external use
  • Maintain personal hygiene
  • Steam inhalation
  • Use of mask, gloves, personal protective equipment, etc. during work
  • Keep environment clean

Apathya (Don’ts)

  • Heavy and fatty food
  • Soft drinks, packed, baked and fermented food
  • Suppression of natural urges especially cough, tears, sneeze etc.
  • Smoking
  • Day sleep
  • Open exposure to atmosphere containing allergen.

Yoga Therapy for Occupational Allergy

Yoga is very effective in increasing performance of vital organs of body. It provides strength to immune system. Following asanas (postures) will be effective in Occupational Allergy:

  • Savasana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Bhujangasana
  • Suryanamaskara
  • Padahasthasana

Pranayama is also very effective in the management of occupational allergies. It clears air channels and helps to enhance the performance of various body systems.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is Occupational Allergy?

Answer: Occupational Allergy is the allergic response of body towards various allergens in the working atmosphere

Question: What all diseases are included under Occupational Allergy?

Answer: Occupational Allergy includes diseases like Occupational Asthma, Contact dermatitis, urticarial, eczema, etc.

Question: What is the role of Ayurveda in the management of Occupational Allergy?

Answer: Ayurveda ensures great relief from allergic manifestations through its wonderful combination of various internal as well as external medicines and treatment procedures.

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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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