Home Remedies for Skin Allergies
Published on Oct 10, 2018
By Dr. Surya Bhagwati
Chief In- House Doctor
BAMS, DHA, DHHCM, DHBTC | 30+ Years of Experience
Have you ever felt like an itchy feeling, small bumps on the skin or redness and swelling on the skin? Well, these are all kinds of skin allergies that occur when our skin reacts to something it is not familiar with or if it isn’t suitable for your skin. Humid temperature, sun rays, pollution, the contaminated water of certain kinds of food can be some causes behind a skin allergy. An allergic reaction is a function that our body performs when an immune response has gone off-center and our body is deeply affected by it. Sometimes our immune system, which generally is supposed to find and fight the allergy-causing germs, isn’t able to fight these allergens or allergy-generating substances and results in allergic reactions. A rash, itching, raised bumps, cracked skin are some common types of skin allergies and can be cured by simple home remedies or skin allergy medicines. Ayurvedic medicine for skin allergy in such cases are the best as our skin is the most sensitive part of our body.
Here is a list of effective ayurvedic medicines for skin allergy that you can find easily at your home:
Baking soda: This ingredient can be found in your homes easily and is an amazing product to cure skin rashes and hence is a good skin allergy medicine. It addresses skin pH imbalance and has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe your skin allergy. It helps in drying out the rashes and also helps you in getting relief from itching and inflammation. You can make a paste and apply it on the affected area. Just mix 4 tbsp. of baking powder with coconut oil and apply the paste on the itchy area. Rinse it after 10 minutes with cold water to get relief. You can also take a baking soda bath as it very effective for rashes as well. Mix 1 cup of the soda into lukewarm water and soak the affected areas for 15 minutes. Rinse with gentle, lukewarm water for relief.
Stinging nettle: It is a very useful herb and is known for its anti-histamine properties. Stinging nettle or scientifically known as Urtica dioica, this is one of the best Ayurvedic medicine for skin allergy. You can go all ayurvedic and using this natural herb rather than just popping anti-histamine tablets. Just take a handful of the leaves of the plant and wash it with water until it’s clean. Put the leaves in water and steam them. You can then chew on these leaves directly to get the anti-allergy benefits. If you don’t have a plant, you can use stinging nettle extract capsules as well. Just take six 400-mg capsules a day for relief.
Ground Oatmeal: Not just a healthy breakfast but Oatmeal can also act as a soothing balm for inflammation. Oatmeal helps in reducing redness and itching as it has chemicals called avenanthramides. Avenanthramides make oatmeal an anti-itching and anti-inflammatory Ayurvedic medicine for skin allergy that cure your skin allergy quickly. Take an oatmeal and water bath if you have large areas of skin that are affected. Add powdered oatmeal to lukewarm water and immerse your body in the tub. Stay like this for around half an hour and then rinse your body with normal water. You can make a paste of it as well and apply it on your skin if the affected areas are small. Just apply the thick paste made out of the water and powdered oatmeal and gently bandage it with a moist cloth. Keep it like that for around half an hour and then rinse for relief. You can also add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil or four drops of lavender essential oil in the paste as well for better results.
Olive oil: Olive oil is a perfect solution to your skin allergies and acts as a good Ayurvedic medicine for skin allergy medicine. It is not only a great oil for cooking but also acts as a great moisturizer. Due to its rich and high content of vitamin E, the oil is vital for good skin health. Not just that, the oil is also full of potent antioxidants that help in healing and repairing the skin. It reduces itching and helps the skin to retrieve back to its healthy condition after it has suffered allergic damage. Just take a few drops of the pure oil and rub it on the affected area to get relief. You can also apply it all over your body after a cold shower to feel refreshed and keep away the allergens.
Dermaherb: Dr. Vaidya’s is continuously trying to make medicines that are safe and tackle any disease naturally. Dermaherb is the best ayurvedic skin allergy medicine when it comes to quick and efficient medication. Skin is the most sensitive and important part of our body and Dr. Vaidya’s makes sure that it uses the best herbs and metals in its skin allergy medicines for good results.
Some of the key ingredients that are put into Dermaherb are:
- Behada: Behera or Behada acts as a really good blood purifier and helps cure stomach ailments that in return keep the skin healthy.
- Amla: or Indian Gooseberry is rich in Vitamin C, soluble fiber, and anti-oxidants which help in extracting the toxins out of our body.
- Sunth: Sunth is dried ginger and helps in weight management which also is connected to a healthy looking skin.
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