Clinical Manifestations
  • A scaling disease of the scalp and face, and sometimes other parts of the body
    It is thought to be genetically determined
    It is frequently seen in people with AIDS and Parkinson's disease
    The onset is gradual:
    The main symptom is a diffuse dry or greasy dandruff of the scalp
    Some itching
    As it progresses:
    Yellow-red scaling papules appear:
    Along the hairline
    Behind the ears
    In the external ear canals
    On the eyebrows
    On the bridge of the nose
    On the nasolabial folds
    Other areas are:
    Sternal area
    Obese patients:
    Under the pendulous abdomen
    Under the breasts
    In the first month of life may develop a thick, yellow, crusted scalp lesion called "cradle cap"
    Red facial papules may appear
    A stubborn diaper rash
Treatment Principle
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Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever (sometimes rises and falls)
  • Great thirst
  • Profuse perspiration
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Abdominal pain (worse with pressure)
  • Abdominal distension
  • Foul breath
  • Red face
  • Dryness
  • Constipation (hard dry knots)
  • Dislikes pressure
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Mental disturbance:
    Mentally unclear
    Delirious speech
  • T: Red and dry, or black and moist
  • C: Thick yellow or dry yellow
  • P: Deep, strong and forceful
Treatment Principle
  • Purge
Herb Formulas
Clinical Manifestations
  • The lesions have a slightly erythematous base
  • The scales are dry and powdery
  • The scales may be very thick on the scalp
Treatment Principle
  • Expel Wind
  • Clear Heat
  • Nourish Yin and Blood
Herb Formulas

Clinical Manifestations
  • Hot toxic sores
  • The lesions have defined margins
  • They suddenly appear after contact
  • Papules
  • Erythema
  • Water blisters
  • Maybe necrosis
  • Maybe severe itching
  • Maybe severe burning
  • Maybe pain in severe cases
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Anhidrosis
  • Pain and stiffness of the head and neck
  • Stuffy nose
  • Blood shot eyes
  • Sores that are red, swollen and painful
  • Generalized body aches and pain
  • Headache
  • Swollen eyes
  • Thirst or no thirst
  • T: Normal
  • C: Thin white
  • P: Floating or Floating and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Induce sweat
  • Release the Exterior
  • Dispel Wind
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Alleviate pain
  • Dispel Dampness
Herb Formulas
  • Ear: Liver, Endocrine, Spleen, Occiput, Adrenal, Kidney. Select 2-3 points. Retain the needles for 30 minutes. Treat once daily.
Clinical Manifestations
  • Red, eroded weeping lesions
  • The scales and crusts are greasy
  • The lesions often exude an unpleasant odor
  • There may be fissures on and around the lesions that affect the nasolabial folds and behind the ears
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Dispel Dampness
  • Support Zheng Qi
  • Alleviate itching
Herb Formulas

Clinical Manifestations
  • Clusters of red, flat pimples
  • Severe itching
  • T: Pale
  • C: Yellowish or Thin and white
  • P: Floating and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat from the Blood
  • Expel Wind
  • Stop itching
Herb Formulas
  • Bai Xian Pi Yin
  • Chinese Patent Medicines: Fang Feng Tong Sheng Wan + Jia Wei Xiao Yao San

Clinical Manifestations
  • Small coin sized pale red lesions located on the scalp, body, extremities and other areas
  • There is a tightly covered scale
  • Removing the scale reveals a light pink shining membrane
  • Progress of disease is slow
  • New lesions appear sporadically
  • Beneath the membrane are petechiae
  • Chronic patients may see it in any season
  • The lesions heal without scarring
  • There may be nail involvement with stippling or pitting of the nail plate
  • Rarely presents as diffuse redness of the skin covered by fine scales
  • Light-headedness
  • Pallor
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin white
  • P: Thin
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish the Blood
  • Moisten Dryness
  • Nourish the Yin
  • Relieve itching
Herb Formulas