Eye allergies from the point of view of Ayurveda
Eye allergies are also known as allergic conjunctivitis. They are caused by a malfunction of the immune system, which is the body's natural defense mechanism.
Pollen from trees, grass, air pollution, animal fur and secretions, smoke, perfumes, skin cosmetics, specific food items, insect bites, genetic factors, and some medications can play the role of allergens, causing an inflammatory chain reaction in the eyes.
Allergic pink eyes cause the eyes to become reddened, swollen, itchy, photosensitive, and watery. The patient start to have symptoms as soon as the eyes come in contact with the allergen, or you may not have symptoms for two to four days.
Symptoms of eye allergies include:
- Red, irritated eyes
- Tearing or runny eyes
- Swollen eyelids
- Soreness, burning, or pain
- Sensitivity to light
According to Ayurveda, all three doshas — Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, are involved in an allergic reaction.
How Ayurvedic doctors treat eye allergies
Ayurvedic eye treatment for eye allergies includes Panchakarma therapies, which permanently increase eyes immunity against allergies. In Panchakarma, the most important natural remedies for treating body allergies are Vamana and Virechana.
Netradhara, Swedana over eyes, Pindi, Vidalak, and Tharpana, are the local procedures that relieve symptoms of eye allergies.
Ayurvedic eye allergy medicines help to strengthen the immune system for long-term maintenance. Ayurvedic eye drops for itching also play an essential role.
Our Ayurvedic doctor will prescribe necessary procedures and medications after a detailed examination.
Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of eye allergies
- Avoid cold, heavy foods and drinks
- Use cosmetics infrequently
- Apply a cold compress over the eyes if burning and redness and a hot compress if itching
- Avoid going out at noon
- Keep your pets clean
- Use spices like ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, turmeric, and cumin in your food
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