ECZEMATOUS LESIONS (DERMATITIS)
This is a non-specific condition arising from the inflammation of the skin, primarily due to any infection, but usually as a result of an allergic reaction in sensitive subjects to substances such as certain foods, and to contact with certain chemicals either directly on the skin or by inhalation. It could also be precipitated by heat, cold and sunlight. Emotional disturbances also play a part.
Initially a rash appears with severe itching. Then the skin breaksout in small vesicles which then rupture and an exudate forms (‘weeping eczema”). At this stage the skin may become infected with bacteria. Pruritus and consequent scratching is liable to spread the infection. The skin may dry up and cracks may appear, or there may be formation of pustules. In the chronic stage, the skin is dry, flaky and may become thickened. The itching and burning sensation may however continue.
Baihui (DU 20)
Dazhui (DU 14)
Lieque (LU. 7)
In chronic stage use:
Hegu (L.I. 4)
Dushu (U.B. 16)