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Management of Atopic dermatitis with AYUSH treatment methods

Atopic dermatitis is a common type of skin allergy and is also called eczema. Conversely, dermatitis being infectious and non-infectious remain related to:

  • asthmatic allergies,
  • hay fever,
  • food and drug-based allergic reaction.
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Managing food and drug hypersensitivity with AYUSH treatment methods

In many cases, certain food causes an adverse or toxic reaction which is harmful to health. Most common food-based allergies include milk, seafood, food additives, wheat, meat, eggs, peanut, and some vegetables. In many cases, food combinations or uncooked food also lead to negative reactions and cause food hypersensitivities. Similarly, certain drugs like antibiotics, serums, carbamazepine, and anti-microbials. However, studies also indicate effective food and drug hypersensitivity management using AYUSH treatment methods. The prevalence of food and drug-based hypersensitivities are, however, higher in western countries (Prasad & Kumar, 2013). Nevertheless, a growing number of people with food and drug-based hypersensitivities has been reported in India too. Therefore, AYUSH is considered as one of the best methods of treatment for allergic conditions (Ajanal et al., 2013).

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Allergic rhinitis management with AYUSH treatment methods

After asthma, allergic rhinitis is the most common form of allergic condition faced or reported globally. It is a very common form of allergy and is mainly caused by pollens, dust, fly-ash, and other particulate matters. According to a study by The Global Asthma Network, (2018); approx. 70% of the global human population inhale or consume pollens, dust, fly-ash, and other particulate matters in one way or the other. In addition, over 30% of the world population suffers from allergic rhinitis. Above all, managing allergic rhinitis is possible by allopathic and traditional (AYUSH) medications. In addition, Sahu et al., (2014) implicated that, unlike allopathic medication for allergic rhinitis, traditional methods do not have side effects and therefore can be more efficient in their management.

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Antibiotic-resistant has prevailed from lack of prophylaxis in hospitals

Recent researches found that certain strains of bacteria have grown the ability to resist antibiotics (Khan, Beattie and Knapp, 2016). Antibiotics are mainly used in hospitals to reduce the chances of infections amongst the patients. Recent reports also indicated outbreaks of superbugs related diseases, infections, and even deaths especially in the hospitals (Podolsky, 2018). However, challenges remain with respect to the management of infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Understanding atopic dermatitis and factors that leads to its rise

Atopic dermatitis (eczema), an immune-mediated skin disease, continues to exhibit rising prevalence trends around the globe. As shown in the previous article, the worldwide patterns of the disease occurrence tend not to show any decline. The atopic dermatitis burden has also been stipulated to be on the rise due to associations with a number of co-morbidities. Read more »

Health insurance policies play an important role in managing allergy

The health insurance policies help in controlling the mortality rate occurring from different diseases as well as allergic conditions. It has been constituted that at least 20% of the total Indian population suffer from different allergic conditions. On the other hand, 30% of the allergic population die due to lack of accessibility to medications and treatments. Thus, health insurance policies play a major role in the management of allergic burden as well as provide better management capabilities. The guidelines of health and medical insurance in India is constituted by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI). Read more »

Role of health insurance in allergic disease management

According to a report, a total of 288 million Indians were covered under health insurance during 2015 from government and private entities. It was also reported that Government health insurance schemes amounted to about 335 million Indian rupees covering about 214 million rural population in FY2015. However, the national health report of India in 2018 indicated 34% of the total population of India have health insurance coverage, 79% of them were covered by public insurance companies and government schemes. This indicates the lack of awareness and lack of healthcare coverage to the population of India. Read more »

AYUSH treatment health insurance as a pseudo insurance for allergy

20-30% of the Indian population suffers from allergic rhinitis and 15% from asthma annually. Allergy epidemiology also implicated an increasing trend of allergic diseases in India. Despite the rising rates of allergy in India, not many insurance providers cover the allergy in their insurance plan. Currently, there are no insurance companies in India that provide a medical coverage plan for the allopathic treatment of allergic conditions. However, in recent years Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH) has been widely supported by the government and insurance companies (Narula, 2016). Private insurance companies have therefore started AYUSH treatment health insurance coverage. Read more »

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