In the humid and sultry summer, you will often sweat a lot, leading to summer eczema, which makes you itchy and unbearable. For the causes of eczema, what are the explanations of traditional Chinese medicine and Is there herbal formula for eczema treatment?
The causes of eczema
From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, the causes of eczema can be divided into exogenous factors such as blood heat and wind, as well as internal factors such as wet weight and spleen deficiency, which are usually caused by external factors, which induce internal factors to cause eczema.
The external cause refers to the invasion of external wind and evil, which is the so-called allergen, such as: shrimp, crab, milk, cosmetics, detergent, ultraviolet light, animal hair, etc. In addition, often eating hot foods such as roasted spicy fried foods can also easily cause blood heat and induce eczema.
The so-called internal eczema caused by wet weight and spleen deficiency, which is commonly referred to as spleen dampness, refers to abnormal gastrointestinal function, which results in the inability to fully digest and absorb food, so that the wetness stays in the body. When the wetness reaches the skin, it will Formation of eczema. In addition, internal factors such as emotional stress and lack of sleep can also weaken the body’s immunity, increase skin sensitivity, and induce eczema.
Eczema has many other names in TCM literature, such as “Jin Yin Sore”, “Xuan Er Sore”, “Si Wan Feng”, “Xiu Qiu Feng”, “Nai Ringworm”, etc., and there are multiple classifications according to the location of the attack and the population. In recent years, the incidence of eczema has shown an upward trend. Experts believe that this is closely related to changes in climate, the application of a large number of chemicals in daily life, and changes in the dietary structure of urban life.
The water goes to the wet place, the fire to dry place. Like the theory of water and fire, traditional Chinese medicine believes that the accumulation of damp and heat, the surging fire, the internal and external rheumatic heat, soaks the skin and causes eczema; or the diet may not be regular, overeating, and the spleen loses health and transports to cause eczema. In addition, damp and heat accumulates for a long time, and skin loss of nourishing can also cause similar symptoms.
The treatment of eczema should focus on “nourishment” and “prevention”: nourishment means to consolidate the foundation, remove blood stasis in the body, and strengthen the body’s resistance; prevention means to carefully identify the source of allergies that cause eczema and adjust daily routines ,Improve living habits and avoid recurring chronic diseases.
Differential treatment of eczema
Damp-heat syndrome: more common in acute eczema. It is manifested as redness of the skin, papules, or granular rash of millet, blisters and itching on the top, running water after scratching, soaking into slices, may scab, with dry mouth, drink less, urine yellow, yellow greasy coating, redtongue, slippery pulse. It is suitable for clearing heat and removing dampness, and the following herbla fomula for eczema can be used:
1. 6-10 grams of Radix Scutellariae, 10 grams of Cortex Phellodendri, 10 grams of Rhizoma Atractylodis, 12 grams of Radix Sophorae Flavescentis, 15 grams of Herba Plantaginis, 10 grams of Polyporus, boiled in water and drink.
2. 50 grams of Radix Sophorae Flavescentis, 30 grams of Fructus Cnidii, 15 grams of Fructus Xanthii, boiled to wash the affected area.
Syndrome of both deficiency and excess: mostly due to blood deficiency, weak spleen and damp-heat, seen in chronic eczema. This syndrome manifests as eczema that does not heal for a long time, the skin is rough and thick, yellow water can flow when scratched, the skin of the affected area is dark, the body is tired and weak, the tongue coating is greasy, the tongue is tender and fat, and the pulse is slow. Treatment is suitable for strengthening the spleen and nourishing blood. The following herbla fomula for eczema can be used:
10 grams of Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae, 15 grams of Poria, 10 grams of Radix Angelicae Sinensis, 15 grams of Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae, 10 grams of Radix Paeoniae Alba, 15 grams of Radix Rehmanniae, 15 grams of Fructus Kochiae, 30 grams of Semen Coicis, boiled in water and drink.
Note that during the treatment period, the patient should maintain an optimistic mood, avoid mental stress and overwork; avoid spicy food, beef and mutton, fish and shrimp and other foods.