Allergic dermatitis or ACD is the manifestation of an allergic response caused by contact with an allergen (soaps, cosmetics, fragrances, fabrics and so on) that is usually presented as red rashes with severe itching and tenderness that may change to dry scaly lesions later on.
These rashes may also be seen along with blisters that are sometimes oozing with severe burning sensation.
Individuals may typically experience the symptoms only about 48 to 72 hours after exposure as it shows a delayed hypersensitivity reaction. The rashes are not contagious or life threatening but can result in disruption of family or social life and may even affect work environments.
As per Ayurveda, dermatitis occurs not only due to allergens but may also arise due to irregularity in internal metabolism that makes individuals prone to being afflicted. These irregularities can occur due to:
- Food habits or erratic food intake or oily or fried and spicy foods or canned or junk foods
- Environment or Hot and humid climates or exposure to dust and dirt.
- Chemical exposure : Use of many cosmetic products.
- Psychological factors : Depression or anxiety and sleeplessness.
ACD is considered to be the most prevalent immunotoxicity in humans where the possible causes lead to disturbance in vata and kapha ( basic elements of body) leading to indigestion (agnimandhya) resulting in the formation of toxins, vitiation of blood (rakta dushti ) and sebaceous glands (medho dhathu) thus producing rashes and itchy skin.
Ayurveda aims at treating the cause of disease by elimination and preventing problems in future. Being a life science, Ayurveda eliminates the disease by detoxifying blood and body, and cleansing from the inside out.
At Kooplicat Ayurveda Hospital, we don't merely go for symptoms as it is much important to consider the individual instead, because the root cause always differs from person to person while the presentations may remain similar. We provide tailor made treatments and medications along with psychological assurance and positive environment in bringing the person free from disturbances. A guideline for appropriate diet plan which is equally important, is also provided for your better health.