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Sweat Allergy (Bromhidrosis)

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Sweat Allergy - Causes, Symptoms, and Ayurvedic Treatment

Sweat allergy is defined as a type I hypersensitivity against the contents of sweat. Some people experience itchiness, redness and even hive from sweating. Cholinergic Urticaria is the most common type of allergic manifestation triggered by sweat. It occurs as rashes when the body gets very much warm and sweats. Cholinergic Urticaria is also known as cholinergic angioedema or heat bumps. It usually appears quickly and gets cleared easily. Rarely, it may result in life-threatening allergic reactions. In Ayurveda, there is an explanation of conditions where there is increased sweating and associated symptoms. Dr. Gupta’s IAFA is a renowned Ayurvedic institution dedicated in the management of various allergic diseases. IAFA is offering good Ayurvedic management for discomforts caused by sweat allergy. 

Causes of Sweat Allergy

The primary reason for Cholinergic Urticaria is an increase in body temperature. The nerve fibers in the sweat glands are responsible for it. When the body temperature rises skin reacts to heat and sweat. Other factors leading to this condition are:

  • Sweating by exercise
  • Bathing in hot water
  • Exposure to hot climate
  • Wearing tight garments
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Eating hot and spicy food

In Ayurveda, sweat allergy is caused by various conditions where the body produces excessive sweat.

Ayurvedic Reference of Sweat Allergy

Symptoms of Sweat Allergy

Main symptoms of sweat allergy include:

  • Formation of rashes especially on trunks and arms
  • Red bumps
  • Itching of rashes
  • Burning on the skin around the rash
  • Reddish discoloration of the skin around the rash
  • Slight swelling of the affected area

Usually, the symptoms of sweat allergy pass away after a few hours. Rarely it can lead to breathing difficulties, lowered blood pressure, etc. that may result in anaphylaxis.


In Ayurveda, the symptoms caused by increased sweating include itching, bad odor, etc.

Dr. Sahil Gupta

Institute of Applied Food Allergy®  is offering good Ayurvedic management for discomforts caused by sweat allergy. Dr. Gupta’s IAFA is the promising Ayurvedic institution that provides effective management of various allergic illnesses. IAFA is always at your help for your allergic concerns”.

Be with IAFA and enjoy the freedom from allergies !!!


– Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)

Ayurvedic Allergy Specialist
CEO & Founder of IAFA®

Diet Management in Sweat Allergy

Do’s (Pathya) in Sweat Allergy

  • Eat freshly prepared food
  • Drink enough quantity of water 
  • Easily digestible food
  • Vegetarian diet 
  • Include fruits and vegetables in the diet 
  • Maintain personal hygiene
  • Adequate sleep
  • Use neat and loose cotton dress 

Don’ts (Apathya) in Sweat Allergy

  • Red chilly
  • Egg & meat
  • Oily food
  • Alcohol intake
  • Working without rest
  • Exposure to the sun for a long time
  • Drugs that induce sweating
  • Day sleep especially during hot climate
  • Journey to humid and warm places

Yoga and Pranayama in Sweat Allergy

Following asanas (postures) will be helpful in strengthening the body’s immune system.

  • Adhomukha Vrikshasana
  • Veerabhadrasana
  • Urdhwahastasana
  • Surya namskar
  • Padmasana
  • Vajraasan
  • Paschimothasana
  • Savasana

Pranayama helps to retain the pathway of body channels. This supports in the nourishment of body cells.


Ayurvedic Treatment in Sweat Allergy

Sweat allergy can be treated successfully through Ayurveda. It also focuses on avoiding the recurrence of allergic reactions.

Internal Medicines for Sweat Allergy

Following are some of the effective Ayurvedic medicines in sweat allergy for internal use.

  • Guduchyadi Kashaya
  • Drakshadi Kashaya
  • Panchatiktaka Kashaya
  • Nimbadi Kashaya
  • Aragwadhadi Kashaya 

  • Chandanasava
  • Useerasava
  • Manibhadra Gula
  • Kaisoraguggulu Gulika
  • Avipathy Churna

External Medicines for Sweat Allergy

  • Nimbadi Churna
  • Triphala Churna
  • Rasothamadi Lepa
  • Eladigana Churna

  • Chandanadi Taila
  • Nalpamaradi Keram
  • Pinda Taila

Treatment Procedures in Sweat Allergy

  • Snehapana (Internal administration of medicated ghee)
  • Vamana (Emesis)
  • Virechana (Purgation)

  • Kashaya Dhara (Pouring medicinal decoction)
  • Raktamoksha (Blood-letting)

Single Drugs in the Management of Sweat Allergy

Single drugs in proper dose are effective in the treatment of allergy.

  • Chandana (Santalum album)
  • Useera (Vetiveria zizanioides)
  • Musta (Cyperus rotundus)
  • Hribera (Coleus zeylanicus)

  • Madhuka (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
  • Lodhra (Symplocus racemosus)
  • Sariba (Hemidesmus Indicus)

Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What are the symptoms of Sweat Allergy?

Answer: Main symptoms of Sweat Allergy are rashes, hives, red bumps, itching, swelling, etc. 

Question: How Sweat Allergy is caused?

Answer: Sweat Allergy is caused by the body’s reaction to certain chemicals in sweat and increased body temperature.

Question: Is Ayurveda beneficial in the management of Sweat Allergy?

Answer: Yes. Ayurvedic management that incorporates internal as well as external treatment procedures is extremely effective in sweat allergy.


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