Allergic or Contact dermatitis is an itchy, skin condition caused by an allergic reaction to an allergen,in contact with the skin. Individuals with allergic contact dermatitis typically develop the condition within few days of exposure. ACD is accepted to be most prevalent form of immunotoxicity found in humans. Its symptoms are dry, itchy, scaly skin, cracks behind ears, rashes on the cheeks, arms and legs. This condition can result in disruption in the family or social life and may also result in work loss.
WHAT IS ALLERGIC DERMATITIS?
Allergic contact dermatitis is a manifestation of an allergic response caused by contact with a substance. Symptoms include red bumps that may form moist, weeping blisters, warm ,tender and oozing and later becomes scaly, thickened lesions.
Skin is the largest organ of our body with a surface area over six feet, makes up around 16% of our total body weight.
Basically the functions of skin are protection, sensation, excretion,heat regulation and synthesis of vitamin D.
Naturally fresh and healthy skin is a protector of our body and an expression of beauty whereas unhealthy skin is a real malice to our body making vivid obstacles to the manifestation of true beauty.
According to Ayurveda, dermatitis is not only due to allergens, but it may arise due to irregularity in internal metabolism which can happen due to several causative factors:
Food habits: which includes irregular intake of food, excess intake of oily food,spicy food, unhygienic food, canned food, frequent use of soft drinks and other beverages, junk food etc.
Physical activities: Like exposure to sun, exposure to dust.
Psychological factors: Depression, anxiety, sleeplessness.
HOW ALLERGIC DERMATITIS MANIFEST?
Allergic dermatitis is a hypersensitivity reaction that affects people who have been previously sensitive to contact. According to Ayurveda, allergic contact dermatitis occurs due to the above mentioned causative factors which leads to the imbalance of vata and kapha (the two basic elements of the body) leading to indigestion (Agnimandhya). This results in the formation of toxins which causes vitiation of rakta and medho dhatu (sebaceous glands) and thereby produces the symptoms of allergic contact dermatitis.
HOW TO MANAGE ALLERGIC DERMATITIS THROUGH AYURVEDA:
External applications to reduce symptoms like itching, burning senasation .
Internal medication to treat the root cause of the disease. Healing Earth Team provides tailormade treatments and diet plans for the particular condition where psychological factors are also taken careoff. By approaching the disease in this way we will be making the patient completely free from the issue and will be helping the patient to lead a normal life.