Treat the itchy, crusty patches of nummular eczema with Chinese Herbs
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If you have nummular eczema, your skin lesions tend to be round patches made up of red itchy bumps or fluid-filled blisters. The blisters may break and ooze, and subsequently crust over with yellow or brown scabs. But because the skin is wet and open, there is a high possibility of secondary bacterial infection, in which case the scabs will turn black. This type of eczema is also known as nummular dermatitis, or discoid eczema. And while its appearance and discomfort are dramatic,
the good news is that nummular eczema is one of the easiest skin conditions to treat!
THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT? Treat it from the inside!
I am a Herbalist who specializes in skin treatment, and numular eczema is one of the most common forms of dermatitis that I see in my Herbal Skin Clinic
Nummular dermatitis is often brought on by stress. Middle aged people in high stress jobs have a higher incidence than others, but any age can be affected. Sometimes sufferers have a childhood history of eczema which may have gone away for many years, only to return now in this new form.
This eczema tends to be weepy, so in Chinese herbalism we refer to it as being a very "damp and hot" eczema. Too much moisture in the skin combines with the inflammation brought on by stress to produce the typical round, crusty lesions.
Here are two nummular eczema cases who were successfully treated at my clinic, with Chinese Herbs:
Notice the black scabs - a sign of secondary bacterial infection.Chinese herbs, taken internally, healed the infection as well as the eczema, over several weeks of treatment. Nothing was applied topically to the skin, as the root of the problem is always internal. Here are the results, below:
Scroll down to see a much less severe case, but nonetheless very itchy. The herbs used here were different than the herbs for the case above, because they look very different, don't they?
This is another reason Chinese herbal treatment works so well for skin disease: each case is treated individually, with the herbs matched as precisely as possible to the symptoms. This is the before photo:
Here is the result of treatment with anti-inflammatory herbs:
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