Tinea Capitis

 

Tinea Capitis (Mycoses - Fungal Infection - Bai Tu Chuang) is ringworm of the scalp and mainly effects children. The onset is usually subtle and begins with flaking dandruff which are grey or white. The local hair will be brittle, dry and easily broken.  

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.

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.  

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.  

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