Pet Allergy (Kaphaja Pratisyaya)
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Ayurvedic Treatment of Pet Allergy - Causes, Symptoms, and More
About Pet Allergy
Pet allergy is the type of allergy caused by the allergens from pet animals. Cats and dogs are the most common pets that cause allergies. Any animal, having fur like rabbit or not having furs like fish and reptiles, may cause allergy. The symptoms are mostly manifested like those in nasal allergy and skin allergy. Ayurveda explains the topics of Kaphaja Pratisyaya and Tamaka Swasa where various respiratory symptoms of allergy are described.
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Causes of Pet Allergy
The proteins present in the skin flakes, hair, saliva, urine, etc. of pet animals are the chief allergy-causing agents. Close contact with animals, urine and sweat stuck on upholstered furniture, skin cells that remain on air, etc. trigger allergic reactions. Someone with a family history of allergy and asthma is more prone to pet allergy.
Ayurvedic Reference of Kaphaja pratisyaya (Pet allergy)
Symptoms of Pet Allergy
Symptoms of pet allergy may be broadly divided into two:-
- That affect respiratory system
- That affect skin
When the body’s immune system identifies an allergen, it produces antibodies that cause an inflammatory response. This results in the following symptoms:
Respiratory Symptoms of Pet Allergy
They are caused initially by inflammation of nasal passage. Symptoms include:
- Nasal congestion
- Itching of nose, mouth, and throat
- Post nasal drip
- May lead to Asthma
Symptoms of Pet Allergy on Skin
Long standing symptoms of pet allergy may lead to diseases like sinusitis, asthma etc. So, it should be prevented or treated at the earliest.
- Reddish discoloration
- Watery discharge
- Rashes and dryness
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Diet in Pet Allergy
- Warm water for internal and external use
- Use more bitter, spicy, astringent taste
- Maintain personal hygiene
- Keep pets clean
- Use of safety precautions like a face mask, gloves, etc. while cleaning the pets
- Close contact with pets
- Day sleep
- Cold, rainy, humid weather
- Milk and milk products
- Refrigerated food
- Excess sweet, sour, and salty food
Yoga for Allergy
Yogic postures help to upgrade the body’s immunity. If done with proper breathing exercises, it will clear the body channels and allow smooth movement of doshas. Following Yogasanas can be tried to get rid of allergies:
- Surya Namaskar
- Adho Mukha Svanasana
- Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
Ayurvedic Treatment of Pet Allergy
In case of allergy caused by contact with pet animals, the first step is to avoid close contact with them. Beddings, upholstered furniture, cushions, etc. should be kept clean and out of contact with pets.
Ayurvedic Treatment of Pet Allergy includes the use of internal medicines, external applications for skin manifestations, and other treatment procedures, based on the condition of patients and their system affected.
- Manjishtadi Kashayam
- Patoladi Kashayam
- Neelithulasyadi Kashayam
- Amruthotharam Kashayam
- Kaisoragulgulu Gulika
- Swasanandam Gulika
- Triphala Churna
- Nimbadi Churna
Purification therapies as mentioned below can be advised as per the stage of allergy manifestation:-
- Vamana (Emesis)
- Virechana (Purgation)
- Raktamoksha (Bloodletting)
- Nasya (Nasal installation of medicine)
Single Drugs in the Treatment of Pet Allergy
Ayurveda suggests use of several single drugs with proper adjuvants that will help to reduce the symptoms caused by pet allergy. It includes:
- Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
- Nimba (Azadirachta indica)
- Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia)
- Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
- Pippali (Piper longum)
- Shloka No. 6, Nasarogavijnaneeyam, Ashtangahrudayam by Acharya Vaghbhatta, Uttarasthanam.
- Charak. Charak Samhita. Vidyotini commentary. Chaukhambha Bharitya Academy, Varanasi. 1st volume. Sutrasthana 20/17.
- Ambika Dutt Shastri. Sushruta Samhita Sutrasthan 20/15 “Ayurvedatatvavasandipika” Chaukhambha Sanskrit Sansthan. 221001 Varanasi.
- Sahil Gupta, Ayurvedic Aspects of Allergies and Fungal Infections, Edition 2021, Pet Allergy Chapter No. 07, Page No. 44-49.
Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)