Sun, cold, and water allergies
Looks like an allergy, but it's not

“As soon as I’m in the sun, my skin starts to itch unbearably,” “When I take a shower, I get hives,” “When it’s cold, my skin feels like I’ve touched nettles.”

This is how people experience sun or cold urticaria.

The excessive reaction to cold or UV rays usually develops in the course of life. Women are affected more often than men. After contact with sunlight or cold – cold air or cold water – the typical, very itchy wheals or blisters appear on the skin. Cold urticaria occurs more frequently in cold countries than in warm ones.

The formation of wheals is an expression of an intolerance reaction. The skin appearance is very similar whether cold or UV light causes the wheals.

How does Vedic medicine view solar or cold urticaria?

Sun, cold, and water allergies from an Ayurvedic point of view

According to the Maharishi Ayurveda approach, sun, cold, and water allergies start with the loss of natural balance.

Metabolic residues and toxins, called “Ama” in Ayurveda, are constantly produced – due to our way of life – which, in the case of solar or cold urticaria, have settled above all in the skin. However, those affected are usually unaware of this trigger and thus also unaware of how they can causally counteract this disease.

According to Ayurveda, no two patients are alike and so every wheal reaction to sunlight or cold stimuli is a little different. The Ayurvedic approach in our clinic is based on holism.

What can Ayurveda do for you?

In Vedic medicine, sun, cold, and water allergies are addressed by combining various treatments into a multi-faceted approach adapted to your individual situation, as determined in a comprehensive diagnosis by one of our physicians.

An integrated approach

Increasingly, patients are finding that conventional therapies alone are not enough.

They recognize that the path to recovery must take place at all levels. In most cases, the causal treatment focuses on the elimination of toxins. It is important to bring the natural regulatory principles back into the necessary balance. Nutritional recommendations, helpful applications as well as special herbal mixtures – all put together especially for you – help you to lead a more conscious lifestyle. So that your natural self-healing powers become so strong that you can live relaxed with sunlight or cold in the future.