Allergic Rhinitis

Rhinitis means inflammation of the nose and pharynx. Rhinitis having many causes but one of the most common causes is allergic. In the western country, there are frequent complaints of allergic rhinitis but in India also the rate of this disease is increasing
Symptoms of allergic rhinitis –
1 sneezing
2 common cold
3 running nose
4 nose block
5 headache
6 itching in the nose

causes – there are different allergens around us but commonest people are suffering from
Pollen grains, perfumes, dust, etc.
These above are direct causes according to modern science but according to Ayurveda the circumstances in the respiratory system will be abnormal first so leads to low immunity of the respiratory system and due to this low immunity will lead to easily attack of above allergens and leads to allergic rhinitis.

Treatment – In modern science allergic rhinitis treated with antihistamine medicine, antiallergic medicine, etc. But disease and symptoms reoccur.
Ayurveda treatment mainly based on increasing immunity and decreasing local symptoms.
Panchkarma like nasyam means pouring educated in oils or ghee in the nostrils.
Some ayurvedic medicine which will boost respiratory immunity will be useful, like tulsi, haldi, lavang, adhulsa or vasa, etc.
Use maximum Haldi or turmeric in milk or food.
Pranayama is very much useful in allergic rhinitis or sinusitis.
Exercise always beneficial in this disorder.
The patient should avoid cold, fermented food, junk food, ice cream, air-conditioner, etc.


Atopic Eczema and Ayurveda

Eczema means dermatitis, there are different types of dermatitis. Derma means skin and titis means inflammation. So dermatitis means inflammation of the skin.
Types of dermatitis are
1 Acute dermatitis
2 Chronic dermatitis
3 Atopic dermatitis
4 Contact allergic dermatitis etc
5 seborrhoeic dermatitis
The prevalence rate of above all dermatitis is increasing and India above all dermatitis is common. Atopic eczema is a dermatitis present from birth. The infant develops atopic dermatitis skin symptoms after 10 to 15 days of birth to 5 years of birth. Atopic dermatitis not only present in children but also all adults also suffer.

Common symptoms of atopic dermatitis –
1 Dryness of skin
2 Itching of skin
3 Redness of skin
4 Hypo or Hyperpigmentation
5 scaling of the skin
6 irritation to baby
7 thickness of the skin

Diet and things to avoid
1 Avoid fermented food
2 Avoid bakery product
3 Avoid steal food
4 Avoid maida, basin or junk food
5 Avoid ice cream
6 Avoid sour and salty food
7 Avoid air conditions

Treatment includes blood purifier and panchakarma like a leech therapy, consumption of ghee, detoxification of the body.