Natural Treatment of Sun Allergy – A Case Study

Natural Treatment of Sun Allergy - A Case Study

As per  NCBI review Sun Allergy has a prevalence of around 10% to 20% in Scandinavia, Central Europe and the US. Sun Allergy is one of the types of skin Allergies that we can observe more in women than men. 

The symptoms of Sun Allergy make the patient feel and suffer a lot from intense itching and burning of the skin. Modern treatment procedures help in providing symptomatic relief but not in eliminating the root cause and preventing the patient from reoccurring the condition. 

That’s the reason many patients nowadays are shifting their ways back to our Ancient Miracle medicine, Ayurveda. Ayurveda always focuses on the trigger that is present inside our body and helps in eliminating that trigger. It’s quite relieving that we may not worry about the side effects that we get from using Allopathic medicines because Ayurveda is all about the herbs that are used from ancient times to treat diseases and are used safely with zero side effects. They are aligned with nature and are very safe for children too. 

We are here to proudly introduce you, to IAFA® aka Institute of Applied Food Allergy founded by Dr. Sahil Gupta, an Ayurvedic doctor who’s an allergy specialist and held a special place in treating allergies for a long time. His treatment is not only limited to India but you can hear about him from the happy and healthy patients of Canada, the USA and Australia. Dr. Sahil Gupta founder of IAFA® has successfully treated many patients with Sun allergies, Nasal allergies, Food Allergies and all other types of allergies. 

This is a case study about a 31 year old adult woman living in Maharashtra and has been suffering from Sun Allergy for a long time. Modern cosmetics and other kinds of treatment had left her with due suffering as none of them gave desired results. So, finally, she heard about IAFA® and booked an online consultation with Dr. Sahil Gupta without any second thought. She ended her treatment with a happy note that she’s really thankful for the root cause of treatment for her Sun Allergy which is haunting her for a long time. 

Read – Sun Allergy – Causes, Symptoms and Ayurvedic Treatment

Abstract

Sun Allergy is a type of Skin Allergy where the patient experiences burning of the skin along with intense itching, rashes, hives and blisters after exposing themselves to the sun radiation for a small period. The exact cause of the condition is unknown, but in Ayurveda, we believe that it’s because of the elevation of Pitta Dosha in our body, and having a positive family history exaggerates the condition. The modern Allopathic creams, cosmetics and medicines provide symptomatic relief and there are chances of again getting attacked after the termination of the treatment. But, fortunately, Ayurveda provides us with treatment options that can cure the condition and prevent it from recurring. Along with herbs, Yoga Asanas, and the food diet prescribed by Dr. Sahil Gupta the founder of IAFA®, has treated many patients worldwide and has gotten immense results within a 3 months span. 

Keywords: Sun Allergy, Solar Urticaria, Pitta Doshas Imbalance, Ayurvedic Treatment, Natural Treatment

Introduction

Sun Allergy aka Solar Urticaria, usually occurs more in women compared to men and that too when they are exposed to solar radiation. As per Ayurveda, when our body is exposed to solar radiation or the elements that elevate the Pitta Dosha in our body, it causes an imbalance in the 3 Doshas leading to an increase in the Pitta Dosha, thereby resulting in the occurrence of allergic reactions. In the patients with Sun Allergy, we can see rashes of various sizes and shapes, redness of the skin, blisters, and intense itching, especially under the sun. These symptoms may be exaggerated by consuming foods with higher fire elements or by using chemicals or cosmetics which produce allergic reactions in the skin. So, at IAFA®, our Dr Sahil Gupta focuses mainly on the following outcomes: 

  • Balance in the Pitta Dosha of the patient.
  • Eliminating the toxins and allergens from the body by adapting panchakarma or other relevant cleaning techniques. 
  • Reducing the rashes and burning of the skin.
  • Relieving the patient from intense itching. 
  • Assuring the patient a life free from any kind of allergies.

Case Analysis

A 31-year-old female patient booked an OPD online consultation with Dr. Sahil Gupta founder of IAFA® to proceed with natural treatment of Sun Allergy.

  • Patient Name: Rajshri Ingle
  • Age: 31 years
  • Gender: Female
  • UID: 6467
  • Date of Consultation: 11/10/2021
  • Diagnosis: Sun Allergy

Symptoms of the Patient

  • Redness of the skin
  • Nettle shaped hives
  • Rashes on the exposed area
  • Severe itching followed by burning
  • Tiny blisters
  • Rashes can disappear within 3-4 days when she doesn’t get exposed to sunlight.

Causes of Sun Allergy:

  • The autoimmune reaction produces inflammation when exposed to sun radiation.
  • Exposure to sunlight.
  • Hereditary.
  • Hypersensitivity reaction to exposure to the sun.
  • Elevation of Pitta Dosha.
  • Intake of foods that aggravates Pitta Dosha.

Diagnosis

Upon thorough examination of the rashes, family history, and symptoms, Dr. Sahil Gupta, confirmed that the patient is suffering from Sun Allergy. 

Dr. Sahil Gupta is a well-known Ayurvedic Allergist, who has prescribed the patient herbs that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and helps in reducing Pitta Dosha.

Treatment Plan

Dr. Sahil Gupta’s treatment for Allergy has been beneficial and an advantage for the patients who visited IAFA®. His treatment is a combination of herbal medicines, pathya to follow, Yoga asanas, and an Ayurvedic diet. The following is the treatment that has been given by Dr. Sahil Gupta, founder of IAFA® for the patient with Sun Allergy.

Herbal Medicines

Herbs have been a part of cosmetics for a long time, they play a vital role in reducing the allergic reaction and also premature aging of the skin. They have antioxidant activity that helps in the protection of the skin from the radiation of the sun thereby preventing Sun Allergy.

Below has given the list of herbs, prescribed to the patient. Let’s have a look and let’s get to know the knowledge of the ancient herbs and their benefits. The treatment has been divided into external and internal for better outcomes. 

External Treatment:

  1. IAFA Skin Fresh Bar: It can be used to bathe instead of normal soap bars.
  2. IAFA AF-7 Cream: It is applied to the affected area twice or thrice a day.

Internal Treatment:

  1. IAFA Skin Detox Tablets: Two tablets should be taken after meals twice a day.
  2. Pitpapra Capsules 500mg: Two capsules a day, one in the early morning on an empty stomach and the other in the evening. 
  3. IAFA AF-7 Tea: 1/2 teaspoon i.e., approximately 2.5 gm for 1 cup of tea.  Can be taken twice a day with honey or jaggery. 

Let’s know in detail about the key ingredients and primary uses of the above prescribed herbal medicines.

1. IAFA Skin Fresh Bar:

It is a unique and 100% natural product with a combination of herbs and essential oils. The herbs used in the preparation have anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant actions. Essential oils help in reducing the inflammation of the skin when used in sufficient quantity and of high quality. The herbal ingredients and the essential oils used in the preparation of IAFA Skin fresh bar are:   

HerbsEffects and properties of herbs
1. Sveta kutaj (Holarrhena antidysenterica)
  • Cooling herb
  • Posses pungent vipaka effect
  • Balances pitta and kapha doshas
2. Neelini (Indigofera tinctoria)
  • Anti-inflammatory herb
  • Reduces redness, itching, and flakiness of the skin.
3. Kumari (Aloe barbadensis)
  • It has a cooling effect
  • Acts as a coolant against burns
  • Good moisturizer for the skin
4. Lodhar (Symplocos racemosa)
  • Astringent
  • Coolant 
5. Nimba (Azadirachta indica)
  • Natural neem leaves
  • Antiseptic
  • Helps in pachana(metabolism) of Ama visha(toxins).
  • Corrects imbalanced rasa dhatu in the body.
6. Chakramarda (Cassia tora)
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anti itching
  • Hepatoprotective

2. IAFA AF-7 Cream:

This is a 100% natural product prepared under the premises of IAFA®. This product is a mixture of anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and anti-itching properties. This is applied to the affected area to produce a soothing and cooling effect. It can be used twice or thrice a day. Below are the given key ingredients:

HerbsEffects and properties of Herbs
1. Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • It is commonly known as curcumin.
  • Anti inflammatory, anti-allergic, antiseptic properties.
  • Visha ghana properties.
2. Daru Haridra (Berberis aristata)
  • Aka Tree Turmeric.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Ropan(Healing) properties.
  • Protects skin from damage caused by free radicals.
3. Nimba (Azadirachta indica)
  • Tikta Rasa(aka khusta ghana and raktashodhak properties)
  • Shamana(pacificatory)
  • Pitta Shameka(pitta pacifying)
  • Varnya(blood purifying)
4. Sirisa (Albizia lebbeck)
  • Varnya herb(blood purifying)
  • Balances all three doshas.
  • Improves skin complexion.
5. Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
  • Anti itching
  • Heals hives and rashes
6. Sigru (Moringa oleifera)
  • Commonly known as drumstick
  • Acts against acne, rashes, pruritis and more.
7. Senna (Cassia Angustifolia)
  • Best purgative herb.
  • Helps in koshta shuddhi(cleansing of the bowel).
  • As per Acharya Charaka, shodhana is performed by the best senna leaves.
8. Chakramarda (Cassia tora)
  • Seeds of chakramarda act as a blood purifier.
  • Used to treat ringworm infections.
9. Coconut oil (Cocos nucifera)
  • Reduces kandu(itching).
  • Has Sukshma guna(penetrating through microchannels of skin).
  • It is Tvachya by charak.

3. IAFA Skin Detox Tablet:

This tablet is an ayurvedic preparation that is intended to purify the body and remove toxins completely. Its benefits can be reaped best when taken on an empty stomach in the morning. Dr Shail Gupta advises the patient to take the tablets twice a day for the intended benefits.

Key ingredients:

Herbs Effects and properties of herbs
1. Vasa (Adhatoda vasica)
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Phytoconstituents help in treating skin allergic conditions.
2. Bakayan (Melia azedarach)
  • Blood purifier
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Leaves are used to treat various skin disorders.
3. Vyaghri (Solanum surattense)
  • It is one among Dashamoola(10 roots)
  • It enhances Agni(digestive fire) due to its Deepan(appetizer) and pachan(digestive) properties.
  • Shothahara(anti-inflammatory) properties.
  • It is a bitter and pungent herb.
4. Patola (Trichosanthus diocia)
  • Commonly known as Parwal.
  • Widely used vegetable and has anti-allergic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
5. Khadira (Acacia catechu)
  • It is a choice of herb for all skin disorders.
  • It has anti-itching and anti-inflammatory properties.
6. Krimijit (Embelia ribes)
  • Powerful anti-parasitic herb.
  • Treats infective skin disorders.
  • Also helps in strengthening the weak digestion.
7. Amritha (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Aka Guduchi is a kushtaghana and Rasayana herb.
  • Anti-allergic and immunomodulatory properties.
8. Karanja(Pongamia glabra)
  • Protects skin from UV rays.
  • It had anti-allergic, antiviral and immunomodulatory properties.
9. Trifla (Compound drug)
  • It has Rasayana(rejuvenation) property.
  • Body purifying properties.
  • Mentioned in kushtaghana mahakashaya by Acharya Charaka.
10. Mahamanjistadi Kwath (kwath)
  • Blood purifier.
  • Brings a glow to the skin.
  • Prevent infections.

4. Pitpapra Capsules:

It is an ayurvedic herb containing the purified extract of Pitpapra(Fumaria Indica). It is usually given to the patient whose pitta dosha is dominated. It has cooling properties thereby fighting to reduce the pitta dosha. It is easy to take and digest and shows a good effect on the body. 

5. IAFA AF-7 Tea:

It is an ayurvedic proprietary preparation that consists of 7 Ayurvedic rejuvenating herbs. Usually, 1/2 teaspoon of IAFA AF-7 can be taken twice a day. It helps in boosting our immune system and also reducing autoimmune reactions. Also fights the allergic reactions of the skin. 

Key ingredients: 

HerbsEffects and properties of herbs
1. Katurohini (Picrorhiza kurroa)
  • Commonly known as kutki.
  • Bitter in taste.
  • Coolant.
  • Pitta pacifier. 
2. Pada (Cissampelos pareira)
  • Commonly known as paths.
  • Detoxifies skin.
  • Prevent skin disorders.
3. Daru Haridra (Berberis aristata)
  • The benefits are quite similar to that of Turmeric.
4. Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)
  • Used internally to get lustrous and glowy skin.
  • Anti-inflammatory and Anti-allergic and galacto-purifier properties.
5. Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica)
  • Balances pitta and kapha doshas. 
  • Reduces the burning sensation due to pitta dominance.
  • A coolant.
  • Astringent, dry and has a bitter taste.
6. Khadira (Acacia catechu)
  • Acts as kapha pitta hara.
  • Raktashodhak and anti-inflammatory properties. 
7. Chirayata (Swertia chirata)
  • Natural blood purifier.
  • Get glowy skin.
  • Powerful antioxidants.

The above treatment is continued for 3 months with continuous follow up by the team IAFA® and online video consultation by Dr Sahil Gupta. Along with herbal medicines, the patient was also advised to follow a certain diet recommended by Dr Gupta. Yoga Asanas are mentioned to help in the elimination of toxins and balance the three doshas in the body. 

Outcomes of the Treatment:

  • Rashes were reduced.
  • No itching and hives.
  • Fewer burnings of the skin.
  • The quality of life of the patient is improved. 

Follow Up: The patient has been followed for 3 months to assure that the patient has recovered from the disease and feels relieved and happy after the treatment. During the 3 months follow up, the team IAFA® thoroughly checked the following: 

  1. Patient adherence to herbal medicines.
  2. Any reactions observed during the treatment.
  3. Symptoms are getting worse it reduced.
  4. Regular use of medicines given by Dr Sahil Gupta.
  5. The diet recommended by Dr Gupta is mandatory and advised the patient to follow. 
  6. Helping the patient with the doubts regarding the use of medicines or implementing the diet. 

After a thorough follow up for 3 months, here’s what we found:

  • Patient experiences nil symptoms of sun allergy.
  • The patient feels free to sit under the sun without getting any rashes.
  • The balance of all the three doshas is achieved. 
  • The patient followed a strict diet with less pitta alleviating foods like same, savoury, spicy, pungent, highly fatty and packaged foods.
  • Overall, the Patient’s condition has improved, and her disease has been treated internally, so no worry of occurrence again in the future. 

The patient not only felt happy about the cure of her Sun Allergy but also felt grateful for the improvement in her quality of life.

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Diet Recommended by Dr Sahil Gupta:

  • Intake of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Avoidance of dairy products, full cream milk, and spicy, savoury foods.
  • Include millets, grains, old rice, oats, whole corn, and green gram in the diet. 

Helpful Yoga Asanas:

  • Trikonasana
  • Uttanasana
  • Pawanmuktasana
  • Chakrasana
  • Pranayama

Conclusion

The dangerous effects that occur from sun radiation can be easily treated by the ancient ayurvedic miracle. Ayurvedic herbs help in the elimination of the root cause of the disease. They cure the disease and also help in the development of the overall health condition of the patient. Not only sun allergy but also any kind of allergy can be treated successfully within a short period at IAFA® by an Ayurvedic allergist specialist Dr Sahil Gupta. Our patient has shown her gratitude for the amazing treatment from IAFA®. 

So, why are you waiting now? Without any second thought, book an online consultation with Dr Sahil Gupta to discuss your condition and get treated successfully at IAFA®.