Urticaria rashes @ Dr.Garje Ayurved Panchakarma Clinic

Urticarial rashes are commonly known as hives they are most commonly caused due to an allergic reaction Urticaria (Hives) are red, itchy, raised areas of the skin that appear in varying shapes and sizes. They range in size, from a few millimeters to several inches in diameter. Hives can be round, or they can form rings or large patches. They can occur anywhere on the body, such as the trunk, arms and legs. They are produced by histamine (the substance that plays a major role in many allergic reactions

When a person comes in contact with cold air often, it causes aggravation of Kapha (Water) and Vata (Air). It assimilates with aggravation of Pitta Dosha (Fire) and spreads into the Rakta Dhatu (blood tissues). This leads to Sthan Sanshrya (relocation) in the skin, eventually causing Shitpitta or Urticaria

Types of Urticaria

  •  Acute urticaria- which develops suddenly and lasts less than six weeks. Most cases last 24-48hours
  •  Chronic urticaria- If it persists longer than six weeks

Prodromal symptoms

  •  Thirst (pipasa)
  •  Tastelessness (aruchi)
  •  Nausea (hrillasa)
  •  Debility/fatigue (dehasada)
  •  Heaviness of the body/lethargy (anga gaurava)
  •  Rakta lochanata (reddish discoloration of the eyes

Clinical features

  •  Cardinal feature– The skin marks resembling the bite of nettle sting (varatidamshtra vatashotha)
  •  Itching (kandu)
  •  Pricking sensation (toda)
  •  Nausea and vomiting (chardi, hrillasa)
  •  Fever (jwara)
  •  Burning sensation (vidaha)

In Ayurveda, a condition called Sheetapitta is explained, which bears similar symptoms of Urticaria. There is no specific and satisfactory treatment in contemporary science for the condition of urticaria. But, it can be effectively managed through Ayurveda system of medicine.

Causative factors

  •  Excess intake of salty (lavana) and pungent (katu) food
  •  Consumption of large amount of sour gruels (arnala & shukta)
  •  Excess intake of mustard (sarshapa sevana)
  •  Exposure to cold wind (sheeta maruta samsparsha)
  •  Contact of cold substances (sheeta paneeya samsparsha)
  •  Day sleep (Diwaswapna)
  •  Improper emesis (asamyak vamana)
  •  Altered features in winter and rainy season (shishira-varsha ritu viparyaya)
  •  Insect bite (keeta damsha)
  •  Krimi samsarga (contact of poisonous insects or bugs)

Urticaria rashes treatment @ Dr.Garje Ayurved Panchakarma Clinic

Urticaria treatments according to the constitution (Prakruti ) of the parsons.

Administration of digestive herbs restores the digestive fire and oils may be applied to nourish and tone the skin. Relaxation of the mind is also an important part of the treatment.

  •  Body purificatory therapy (samshodhana)- Panchakarma
  •  Oral medications (shamanoushada)
  •  Avoidance of causative factors (nidana parivarjana)

According to the dosha dominance, Panchakarma treatment therapies such as

Ayurved Medicines

shamanoushadhi .We gives herbal Anti-Allergic and Blood purifiers.

After few days Immuno –modulator medicines has been started which Enhances the immune system and tissues of the body gets strengths to fight against the diseases causing factors.