Every time the seasons change, many people’s hand skin peel off. There are often no special symptoms. In the beginning, the skin of the hand will have small white spots, and then it will become vacuolated, and continuous shedding of thin paper-like scales. It will soon affect the entire palm, usually 2-3 months back to normal.
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that there are 3 reasons for hand peeling:
1. The body usually has internal heat, which leads to blood heat and accelerated metabolism.
2. There is heat in the body, and when the season’s change, such as spring, the internal heat will cause the hands to peel off. Or in autumn, the characteristic of autumn is dryness, and dryness means less water, so internal heat will also be caused by internal heat and the dry evil.
3. Liver Qi stagnation, the liver does not store blood, resulting in insufficient Qi and blood, and the blood cannot nourish the skin.
1. Generally, vitamin supplements, external use of vitamin E, or oily hand creams such as Vaseline are applied to the hands.
2. Chinese Medicine
Composition: Radix Codonopsis 4g, Radix Ophiopogonis 8g, Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis 3g. Usage: Brew with boiling water as a tea.
Explanation: Hand peeling is caused by internal heat. This prescription is called Sheng Mai Yin in traditional Chinese medicine. It is used to treat heart and lung diseases caused by deficiency of Qi and Yin, especially heart disease. The effect of nourishing the heart, Radix Codonopsis, Radix Ophiopogonis and Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis nourishes Yin, cools the blood, and has a good effect on the treatment of peeling hands.
3. In this case, you can take 100g of Spica Prunellae, boil it in water twice, and use it to soak and wash your hands twice a day for 30 minutes at a time, and it can be effective for half a month. Spica Prunellae has the functions of clearing fire, improving eyesight, dispersing knots, and reducing swelling. It enters the liver meridian and is mostly used to treat liver meridian diseases. Spica Prunellae can not only nourish liver blood, make the skin nourished by Yin blood, but also clear liver fire, remove internal heat, and prevent excessive heat from consuming Yin blood.