Sun Allergy is the rare type of allergy that can occur at any age. It is an allergic reaction of the skin which is caused when the skin is exposed to sunlight. When the skin is exposed to the hot rays of the sun, the rays of the sun may develop rashes and itching. This condition is also known as solar urticaria.
What are the Symptoms of Sun Allergy?
Signs and Symptoms of Sun Allergy include:
- Redness of the exposed skin
- Burning sensation
- Small elevated rashes
- Dryness and scaling of skin
Associated Symptoms in Sun Allergy Include:
- Low blood pressure
- Difficulty in breathing
What are the Causes of Sun Allergy?
The allergy caused by the sun is caused due to the hypersensitivity reaction of the body towards sunlight. When the person is exposed to sunlight, the sunlight activates the body to produce antibodies that stimulate the production of histamines and other chemicals. It is most commonly found in people who have a history of sun or skin allergy. Regular use of perfumes or any other irritant chemical, cosmetics etc. also cause more severe allergic reactions.
What is the Cause of Sun Allergy – According to Ayurveda?
In Ayurveda, sun allergy can be correlated to increase in Pitta dosha in the body.
Ayurvedic Reference of Sun Allergy
Reference: Astang Hridya by Vagabhatta, Nidanasthana, Shloka No. 16.
Meaning: In the above sloka, the reasons for the vitiation of Pitta dosha have been explained. Pitta dosha is aggravated due to the intake of spicy, sour, salty and hot food, angry mental state, during sharad season and afternoon, mid-night and at the time of digestion of food.
What is the Ayurvedic Treatment of Sun Allergy?
Institute of Applied Food Allergy® (IAFA) offers effective Ayurvedic management for Sun Allergy. It is a pioneer centre in the successful Ayurvedic management of various allergies including sun allergy. Herbal formulations offered by IAFA for the treatment of Sun Allergy are: –
1. Capsule Durva
IAFA’s Durva Capsules are prepared using the extract of Cynodon Dactylon. Durva, commonly known as conch grass, is the most commonly used herb for the treatment of aggravated Pitta and Kaphadoshas in allergic conditions. It is anti-allergic, astringent, diuretic and anti-viral in nature.
Dose: Take 1-2 capsules twice a day.
2. Moti Pishti
Moti Pishti or Mukta Pishti is an Ayurvedic formulation prepared from raw and purified pearl paste infused in pure rosewater. Due to the qualities such as Madhur ras (sweet taste) and laghu guna (light quality), it pacifies Pitta and Kaphadoshas and provides coolness to the body.
Dose: Take 1-2 tablets twice a day.
3. 333 Oil
IAFA 333 Oil has Triple Herb Formula that is a one stop solution for all skin related ailments. All herbs present in 333 oil have antioxidant, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. It is further fortified with coconut oil making it an ultimate answer to the itching, burning sensation associated with sun allergy. Herbs used in 333 oil are: Sveta Kutaj (Wrightia tinctoria), Sirisha (Albizia lebbeck), Nimba (Azadirachta indica) and Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera).
Method of Usage: Apply 3-5 ml 333 oil over the affected body part, allow it to get absorbed for 45 minutes and wipe it off with a dry cotton cloth. Apply it thrice a day for best results or as directed by the physician.
4. Aam Visha Balance Tablet
IAFA’s Aam Visha Balance Tablet is prepared under good quality conditions. Due to the cold potency of some of the ingredients used in the preparation, it helps in balancing Pitta dosha and is useful in allergies by eliminating aam (toxins) within the system. Each 500 mg tablet contains Kamdudha Ras, Giloy Satva, Akik Pishti, Praval Pishti, Jahar Mohra Pishti, Godanti Bhasam, Mukta Pishti, Shankh Bhasam and Kapardarak Bhasam.
Dose: Take 1-2 tablets twice a day after food.
5. Total Care 3X Ras
Total Care 3X Ras by IAFA is a wonderful herbal remedy for the treatment of skin disorders and allergies. It contains herbs that work in a synergistic manner to provide relief in different types of allergies including sun allergy by strengthening the immune system. Ingredients of Total Care 3X Ras are: Satyanashi (Argemone mexicana), Dronapushpi (Leucas cephalotes), Sirisha (Albizia lebbeck), Bhoomi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Vasa Putapaka (Adhatodavasica), Dugdhika (Euphorbia hirta), Yavakshara (Hordeum vulgare) and Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra).
Dose: Take 1-2 tablets twice a day.
6. Skin Detox Drops (Kids Herbal Formula)
IAFA Skin Detox Drops is a proprietary medicine prepared under strict guidelines for the alleviation of skin disorders in kids. This is a perfect blend of herbs that pacify all the three doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each 30 ml drops contain extracts of Vasa (Adhatoda Vasica), Sonf (Foeniculum vulgare), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Devadaru (Cedrus deodara), Vyaghri (Solanum surattense), Patola (Trichosanthes dioica), Khadira (Acaciacatechu), Aragwadha (Cassia fistula), Krimijit (Embelia ribes), Amritha (Tinospora cordifolia) and Karanja (Pongamia pinnata). It helps in purifying blood by balancing Pitta dosha and useful in skin rashes, itching associated with sun allergy in children.
Dose: Children (0-1 year): 2-3 drops in 10 ml of water to be taken on an empty stomach. Children (1-10 years): 5-10 drops with 20 ml water on an empty stomach. Above 10 years and up to 14 years: 1-2 ml with 30 ml water on an empty stomach.
This medication can also be taken with juice or sugar syrup or as directed by the physician.
Diet and Lifestyle in Sun Allergy
- Increase the intake of green leafy vegetables, green gram, fresh fruits and salads, watermelon juice, gooseberry in the diet.
- Regular exercise in the early morning is also recommended.
- Fully cover the body while going out in the sun.
- Intake of spicy food and non-vegetarian should be avoided.
- Tea/coffee, alcohol consumption should be avoided.
- Heavy physical exercise during noon is not recommended.
- Cigarette smoking, mental stress and day sleep should not be done.
- Some yoga exercises such as Trikonasana, Uthanasana, Janu Sirasna, Pawanmuktasana and Chakarasna can be done under expert guidance.
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