Ayurveda For Urticaria

A skin rash triggered by a reaction to food, medicine or other irritants. Hives is a common skin rash triggered by many things, including certain foods, medication and stress. Symptoms include itchy, raised, red or skin-colored welts on the skin’s surface. Hives usually go away without treatment, but antihistamine medication is often helpful in improving symptoms.


Symptoms for Urticaria

Swellings, known as weal, appear as a rash on the skin as pink or red in oval or round shape. They can be very itchy, and they have a red flare near to them.

Weal – Occur in batches on face, arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet and toes.
Welts – Generally disappears within 24 hours, but sometimes another weal appears as the last one fades.
In some cases, hives can last for several days. People with chronic hives can have warning signs for months or years.

Types of Urticaria
  • Dermatographism – Firm stroking
  • Delayed pressure urticaria – Pressure
  • Cold urticaria – Cold
  • Aqua genic urticaria – Water exposure
  • Cholinergic urticaria – Heat, exercise, or stress
  • Solar urticaria – Sun exposure
Ayurveda for Urticaria

Urticaria in Ayurveda can be correlated as “Sheetapitta”. Sheeta-pitta contains two words in which sheets means cold and pitta means hot. Therefore, it is caused due to more control of ‘cold’ over ‘hot’.

Treatment Modalities are planned as peracute or chronic stage and etiology.

  • Classical Vamana/Virechana is advised for immediate relief from symptoms.
  • Medications like Haridrakhandam, Arogyavardhini, patolakaturohinyadi kashayam, and many more medications are used in this conditions.
  • Herbs like Haridra , Nimba , amrita, Katuki, Nishotha, Triphala help the condition.