Hay fever in children – treatment according to Ayurvedic medicine

Hay fever in children is a reaction that manifests itself in the eyes and nose, caused mainly by the allergen of colored pollen. Exposure to moisture, dust, cold and unhealthy lifestyle in the season of changing time are some of the reasons for hay fever.

Hay fever in children - treatment according to Ayurvedic medicine

A senile runny nose is an allergic reaction. In the summer and spring months of the plants a fine powder is released, which is called pollen, and some children begin to get an allergy to it. There are three types of pollen, which are mainly tree pollen, grass pollen and pollen. However, if the remaining family members are affected or prone to hay fever, your child may also intercept it.

Some of the reasons are listed below:

  • External factors such as pollen, dust, smoke, animal hair or hair, etc.
  • Exposure to moisture, dust and cold
  • Asthma/sinusitis
  • Low immunity
  • Family heredity to the disease
  • Unhealthy lifestyle in the season of changing time

Also Read: Does your child have allergic rhinitis? Here are the symptoms

Symptoms of hay fever in children

  • Itching in the throat and nose
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Moist eyes
  • Reducing sensations of taste and smell
  • Sinus pressure
  • Heaviness in the head
  • Headache
  • Pain in the body
  • Breathlessness
  • Itching in the oral cavity

Hay fever can also lead to the following disease conditions:

  • It creates eye infections from the the itchy eyes.
  • Increases the likelihood of sinus infections
  • Bad Breath
  • Sore throat
  • Affects children’s performance in their training
  • Aggravating asthma

Instead of treating only superficial symptoms, it is recommended to provide continuous healthy nutrition to the body and strengthen the lungs and respiratory system.

Hay fever according to Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, the senile runny nose is a disorder of “Kaphapitta”. People with poor medical condition can also suffer from hay fever. It is a reaction that manifests itself in the eyes and nose, caused mainly by the allergen of colored pollen.

Causes of hay fever

Persons who are unable to neutralize these irritants are prone to allergies and hay fever. In such conditions, Vata, which is responsible for changes in the body, is triggered by seasonal changes in nature.

Herbs in hay fever

  • Long pepper – it is a good immune modulator and has the property to remove mucus
  • Ginger-has anti-inflammatory properties and eliminates congestion of the nose and throat
  • Turmeric– may prevent the onset of hay fever
  • Basil-strengthens the respiratory system and heals congestion and runny nose.

Diet and lifestyle in hay fever:

  • Consume freshly prepared foods
  • Include spices like turmeric and black pepper in your daily diet
  • Eat hot soups and liquids to liquefy clogged with mucus nose.
  • Eat a lot of steamed green vegetables, topped with pepper and basil.
  • Avoid heavy, fermented, fried, acidic foods.
  • Avoid sweet desserts and yogurts/cold foods /alcohol
  • Avoid dusty, cold and damp places.
  • A healthy night’s sleep is very important.
  • Try steam inhalation to relieve nasal obstruction and sneezing.
  • Use masks while exposing yourself to irritants such as dust, fumes or pollen.
  • Do light stretching exercises.

Treatment of hay fever according to Ayurvedic medicine

Treatments  of hay fever include treatment with “Shodhana” to purify the nasal passages called “Nasya”, in which medicinal ayurvedic herbal oils are put into the nostril.

Then you can apply herbal massages with oils and steam baths to the person, which help to clear any congestion of mucus in the sinuses, causing redness, burning, itching and watery eyes.

“Panchakarma” is also applied in certain cases, as a very effective means of treating hay fever.The approach of Ayurvedic medicine to treatment is to influence the innate healing reaction of our immune system, which in turn lead to complete mental and physical healing of the patient.

dr-G.K.-Tara-Jayashri.

Dr .G.K.Tara jayasri 

PG Scholar (dravya guna dept )

KVG Ayurveda medical college and hospital 

Sulya,DK  district

 

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