What is Latex Allergy?
Latex allergy is an allergic reaction to proteins found in natural rubber latex, which is derived from the sap of the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis). Latex is commonly used in a variety of products, including gloves, condoms, medical devices, balloons, and some clothing items. When individuals with a latex allergy come into contact with latex products, they can experience allergic reactions ranging from mild to severe. Latex Allergy Treatment should reduce the symptoms and eliminate the root cause.
What are the Types of Latex Allergy Reactions?
As such there are no certain types of latex allergies and the allergic reactions one’s body experiences after having contact with rubber latex.
- Immediate allergic reactions occur within a few minutes of coming into contact with latex.
- Delayed allergic reactions can take a few days to get the symptoms.
What is Latex Allergy – As Per Ayurveda?
Ayurveda explains Latex Allergy as Udarda and Shwasa which show the symptoms of skin and respiratory system. Ayurveda believes that Latex Allergy can be caused due to the imbalance of tridoshas predominantly Kapha dosha and one can see itchy, red, raised rashes over the skin that has come in contact with latex. Latex Allergy Treatment includes herbs that treat naturally and strengthen the immune system.
What are the Causes of Latex Allergy?
When the body comes in contact with rubber latex, our immune system considers it as a foreign material and starts producing antibodies to fight against it but these antibodies trigger the release of inflammatory mediators called histamines.
The following can be the reasons for Latex Allergy and Natural Treatment of Latex Allergy involves the elimination of these causes:-
- Continuous exposure to the proteins found in rubber latex.
- Inhaling of the poisonous proteins of rubber latex present in the air.
- Latex proteins share structural similarities with certain foods, especially fruits like bananas, avocados, kiwis, and chestnuts. This cross-reactivity can lead to latex-fruit syndrome, where individuals with a latex allergy may also experience allergic reactions to these foods.
Some professionals like surgeons and people working in the rubber industry get latex allergies due to prolonged exposure.
What are the Causes of Latex Allergy – As Per Ayurveda?
Ayurveda says that the following can be the causes of latex allergies:
- Compromised immune system.
- History of allergies.
- Aggravation of kapha dosha.
- Body’s unique Prakriti (constitution).
- Prolonged exposure to the proteins present in latex.
What are the Symptoms of Latex Allergy – As Per Ayurveda?
Natural Treatment of Latex Allergy should first consider the symptoms to treat and One can find the following common symptoms of Latex Allergy related to the skin and respiratory tract:-
- Redness on the skin
- Dry and itchy skin
- Raised bumps on the skin
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Difficulty in breathing
Treatment of Latex Allergy in Ayurveda
Latex Allergy can be best treated by the use of potential herbs and ayurvedic classical medicines which heal the disease from inside of the body, completely helping in the Natural Treatment of Latex Allergy. Ayurveda primarily analyses the root cause of the disease, not the symptoms and the treatment intended towards the root cause.
Herbs for Latex Allergy
The following are the potent herbs involved in the Natural Treatment of Latex Allergy as per Ayurvedic scriptures:
- Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
- Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
- Nimba (Azadirachta indica)
- Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)
- Chandana (Santalum alba)
- Hareetaki (Terminalia chebula)
Classical Medicines for Latex Allergy
Latex Allergy Treatment involves Classical Medicine that is readily available in the market and can be used by anyone without any worry of side effects but under the guidance of an Ayurvedic practitioner.
- Kaishore Guggulu
- Mahamanjishtadi Kashayam
- Haridrakhandam Choornam
- Gandhak Rasayan
- Mahatikta Ghrita
How Does IAFA Ayurveda Help in the Treatment of Latex Allergy?
IAFA Ayurveda is the world’s 1st Ayurvedic Allergy Care Centre which helps in the treatment of a wide range of allergies including nasal allergies, skin allergies, food allergies, and other fungal infections. IAFA’s approach to treatment directs the elimination of the root cause, reducing the severity of the symptoms, and preventing the recurrence of the disease. IAFA’s Latex Allergy Treatment includes both internal and external medications and personalized dietary and lifestyle modifications.
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Herbal Remedies to Treat Latex Allergy by IAFA Ayurveda
The following are the external medications that can be applied over skin rashes or used nasally to eliminate the toxins from the respiratory tract.
Latex Allergy Treatment includes both internal and external medications along with the below-mentioned dietary and lifestyle modifications. It is always advised that before use of these herbal remedies must consult with an Ayurvedic physician for proper guidance about the dosage as per your condition.
There is no particular diet as such for the Latex Allergy Treatment but for the prevention of any kind of allergy one has to follow a diet rich in nutrients, nourish the body and mind, and reduce the aggravated pitta dosha in the body. The following are the general guidelines one should follow to keep themselves away from allergies and strengthen immunity.
- Eat fresh fruits and veggies.
- Increase the amount of fiber in the diet.
- Avoid the bad fats and sugars.
- Avoid preserved foods.
- Avoid canned pickles, veggies, and others.
- Switch white sugar with natural sweeteners like jaggery, palm jaggery, honey, and maple syrup.
- Avoid the foods that would aggregate pitta like extremely spicy and oily foods.
- Include more bitter and astringent foods.
- Switch A1 Cow milk with A2 milk or plant-based milk.
One should follow a good hygienic routine to stay away from skin rashes and allergies which is a crucial part of Latex Allergy Treatment. Adopt practices that would enhance the skin texture and smoothness. Avoid anything that would increase the inflammation in the body.
Q1) Is there a Blood Test for Latex Allergy?
Ans. Yes, latex allergy can be detected by a blood test by examining IgE antibodies for latex. If any of the people get positive for IgE antibodies, then he or she is sensitive to latex and can get allergic reactions when coming into contact with latex proteins.
Q2) What Cream is Good for Latex Allergies?
Ans. It is always best to go for herbal creams as they are natural and made of herbs that are good for your skin and in particular, you can use IAFA’s 333 cream. These are made of skin wellness herbs blended together with coconut oil to provide relief from rashes, redness, itching, and burning.
Q3) What Foods Contain Latex?
Ans. Certain foods have proteins similar to the structure of the proteins present in rubber latex, viz., Avocado, Banana, kiwi, Chestnuts, Tomato, and less common in foods like Citrus Fruits, Carrots, Cucumber, Grape.
Q4) How Do You Stop Latex Itching?
Ans. Avoiding contact with latex either directly or by inhaling or through foods. If still, you still find itching in your latex allergy rash, then apply any herbal cream to provide a cooling effect. IAFA’s 333 herbal cream can be applied as it is harnessed with herbs that cure rashes and provide relief from itching.
Quick Wrap Up
Latex Allergy is an allergic reaction that can be seen in anyone sensitive to other allergies and compromised immune system. If any person shows an allergic reaction to the proteins present in the latex, a natural rubber. As per Ayurveda, aggravated kapha dosha, compromised immune system, and prolonged exposure to latex are the main culprits behind latex allergies. The symptoms are related to the skin and respiratory tract and one can get easily treated by using Ayurvedic medicines. IAFA Ayurveda tops in the treatment of a wide range of allergies, viz., nasal allergies, food allergies, skin allergies, and other fungal infections.
IAFA Ayurveda is a renowned name in the treatment of patients with latex allergies. IAFA’s prime focus is to treat the root cause of the disease, boost the immune system, and fight infections. IAFA prescribes both internal and external medications for the treatment of the disease. IAFA also provides online consultation services that help in treating patients effortlessly and aptly, you need not waste your time and money now, just schedule your online consultation now and enjoy a hassle-free with 15+ years of experience with Dr. Sahil Gupta who has treated more than 50000+ patients worldwide.