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Tineo Capitis - Mycoses - Fungal Infection -Bai Tu Chuang
Tinea capitis is ringworm of the scalp and mainly effects children. The onset is usually sublte and begins with flaking dandruff which are gry or white. The local hair will be brittle, dry and easily broken.
TCM - damp heat


Treatment:
INTERNAL
Yin Chen Hao Tang or Huang Lian Jie Du Tang
Herbs used Internal and External: Yin Chen Hao, Pu Gong Yin, Ku Shen, Ku Lian Pi, Da Huang
EXTERNAL
Shave whole area of effected head and apply herbs - Yi Shao Guang or Liu Huang Gao (sulfer)

Tinea Favus - Mycoses - Fungal Infection - Fei Chuang
Tinea favus is severe ringworm of the scalp. It begins with redness and slowly progress's to a sore scab. It will then penetrate the scalp deeply leaving scaring and permanent damage including hair loss. The effected area will look waxy, oily, yellow and thick greasy. It will also be accompanied by a strong odour somewhat similar to that of 'rat feces' as well as chunky flaking or yellow tissue.
TCM - Toxic Damp Heat

Treatment:
INTERNAL
Expel wind and eliminate fungus and detoxify -Ku Shen Wan
Herbs - Yi Ju Hua, Lian Qiao, Ban Bian Lian, Ban Zhi Lian
EXTERNAL
Shave entire head
Wash every day with ce bai ye or grape fruit seed extract, tea tree oil,
Apply herbs after washing - Yi Shao Guang or Liu Huang Gao (sulfer cream)

Tinea Pedis - Mycoses - Athletes Foot - Hong Kong Foot
Ulcer like eruptions which turns into itchy blisters. When the blisters burst they will
become dry, cracked and dead tissue will flake off. There will be painful thick dry skin which resembles 'goose flesh'. This pattern will be worse in the summer and fall due to the heat and dryness of the season.
TCM - damp heat accumulation in the spleen and stomach
INTERNAL
Wind Damp - blisters, flaking skin, itchiness, worse in summer
San Miao Wan - + Fang Feng + Bai Xian Pi + Di Fu Zi
Wind Heat - ulceration, strong itch, strong odor, watery blister discharge
Bei Xie Shen Shi Tang

Treatment:

EXTERNAL
Soak feet - Ban Zhi Lian
Dry feet after soak with powder - Jing Jie
Blisters - Tu Jing Pi tincture
Yellow discharge - Qing Dai cream
Useful herbs (Chamomile Cream, Arnica Cream, Hemp Cream)

Tinea Urgium - Mycoses - Fungal Infection
Ringworm infection found around nails. Long term use of western medicine drugs may cause this disorder. The nail will thicken,
become lustreless and begin to collect debris underneath it.

Treatment:
INTERNAL
Liver Blood or Liver Yin deficiency: Dang Gui Bu Xie Tang
EXTERNAL
Remove effected area around nail (do not bleed the nail or the infection may go deeper)
Herbs - Da Huang, Ku Shen
Soak - herbs with vinegar

Shallow Hand Infection - Mycoses - Fungal Infection
Ulcer like eruptions which turns into itchy blisters. When the blisters burst they will
become dry, cracked and dead tissue will flake off. There will be painful thick dry skin which resembles 'goose flesh'. This pattern will be worse in the summer and fall due to the heat and dryness of the season.
TCM - damp heat (distinguish between blood deficiency and wind dryness)


Treatment:
INTERNAL
Dang Gui Yin Zi
EXTERNAL
1st stage - ulcer - Xiong Huang Gao
2nd stage - blisters - Tu Jing Pi
3rd stage - dry cracked painful skin - Ye Zao Feng (soak of vinegar and herbs)
-Hong You Gao - more for dry cracks
-put effected hand in smoking herbs
-soak - soy milk + Chuan Jiao + Tou Gu Cao

 

 

 

 

 

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