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Rosacea


Chronic inflammatory disorders usually characterized by papules, erythema and pustules forming primarily on and around the nose but also on the cheeks and possibly the forehead. Most commonly found on middle aged women.
TCM - Rosacea is typically caused by hyperactive Yang Heat relating with stress, diet and local infections
3 stages: 1-red local area, slightly enlarged vessels upon close observation
2-red eruptions appear, possible pusy eruptions, itchy, hot, slightly purple, enlarged pores
3-thick red skin with bee hive like pores, purple skin


Chinese Medicine Treatment Of Rosacea:
INTERNAL
Blood Heat In Lung And Stomach - 1st stage
Red face, greasy hot complexion, aggravated by hot foods and stimulants
Xie Bai San (irritability) + Ji Zi, Ju Ye
(dry stool) + Da Huang, Zhi Shi
Toxic Heat - 2nd Stage
Permanent red face with eruptions and pussy discharge, hot swollen areas with bitter taste and constipation
Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin or Long Dan Xie Gan Tang
Heat And Blood Stasis - 3rd Stage
Late stage, big nodules formed, 'bee hive like' with burning hot painful effected area
Liang Xue Si Xu Tang or Fu Feng Dan Shen Pian or Da Huang Zhe Chong Wan
EXTERNAL
Dian Dao San + Feng Mi (honey) and apply topically
Keep regular bowel movements and avoid stimulants and fried food

 

 

 

 

 

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