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D2. Atopic dermatitis


1. 醋蒜治疗神经性皮炎 (Garlic - Vinegar for atopic dermatitis itch)

将蒜瓣捣烂,用纱布包扎,浸泡于醋液中。2-3 小时后取出。用其檫洗患处。每日两次,每次 10 - 20 分钟。

Chop into mud the garlic. Fold it with gauze. Rinse it into vinegar for 2-3 hours. Smear and massage the skin with the garlic fold twice a day, 10 - 20 min each time.

2. 滋血止痒汤治疗老年性皮肤瘙痒症 (Zixue Zhiyang Tang for elderly atopic dermatitis)

熟地 20 克,生地 20 克,麦冬 10 克,天冬 10 克,当归 15 克,黄芪 15 克,黄芩 6 克,黄连 3 克,苦参 6 克,桃仁 10 克, 红花 10 克,瓜蒌 10 克,赤芍 15 克, 白芍 15 克,何首乌 20 克,菊花 10 克,防风 6 克,蝉衣 6 克,麦芽 10 克。

Shoudi 20 gram, Shengdi 20 gram, Maidong 10 gram, Tianmendong 10 gram, Danggui 15 gram, Huangqi 15 gram, Huangqin 6 gram, Huanglian 3 gram, Kushen 6 gram, Taoren 10 gram, Honghua 10 gram, Guolu 10 gram, Chishao 15 gram, Baishao 15 gram, Heshouwu 20 gram, Juhua 10 gram, Fangfeng 6 gram, Chanyi 6 gram, Maiya 10 gram.


Cook in water. Drink the herb extract. One-month is one healing period.

3. 祛风止痒汤治疗皮肤瘙痒 (Qufeng Zhiyang Tang for atopic dermatitis)

蝉衣 15 克,徐长卿 15 克,当归 10 克,生地 15 克,大枣 10 个

Chanyi 15 gram, Xuchangqing 15 gram, Danggui 10 gram, Shengdi 15 gram, Chinese dates 25 gram.

便秘者加何首乌 15 -30 克。

If the condition is with constipation, add Heshouwu 15-30 gram.


During the treatment, avoid stimulating or spice food, including cigarette, alcohol, coffee; do not massage or scratch skin, do not wash skin with hot water or use soap.

4. 蛇床子散治疗皮肤瘙痒 (Shechuangzi San for skin itch)

蛇床子 10 克,明矾  10 克,百部 10 克,花椒 10 克,苦参 10 克

Shechuangzi 10 gram, Mingfan (Alum) 10 gram, Baibu 10 gram, Prickly ash 10 gram, Kushen 10 gram.


Cook in water. Smear the herb extract on skin, or sit in the water (if the problem is in perineum area).

5. 丝瓜叶治疗皮炎 (Sponge cucumber leaves for skin itch)


Chop the sponge cucumber leaves into pieces. Use it to massage the skin until the skin turns red in color. Do it once every seven days. Twice is one healing period.

6. 苦参醋治疗皮炎 (Kushen vinegar for skin itch)


Wash the herb Kushen, put it into vinegar for five days. Smear the herbal vinegar on the affected skin, once in the morning and once in the evening.

7. 荆芥薄荷祛风止痒汤治疗皮炎 (Jingjie Bohe Qufeng Zhiyang Tang for itch demertitis)

荆芥 10 克,薄荷 10 克,荆蛇 10 克,地肤子 10 克,蝉蜕 10 克,防风 12 克,当归 12 克,威灵仙 12 克,何首乌 20 克,甘草 6 克

Jingjie 10 gram, Bohe 10 gram, Jingshe 10 gram, Difuzi 10 gram, Chantui 10 gram, Fangfeng 12 gram, Danggui 12 gram, Weilingxian 12 gram, Heshouwu 20 gram, Gancao 6 gram.

皮炎有糜烂渗出液者,加土茯苓,苍术,黄柏各12 克;有红肿烁热者加生地,金银花各15克,丹皮,玄参各12克;便秘者加大黄,枳实,厚朴各 12 克;热甚者加黄芩,龙胆草各10克。

If the affected skin is with secretion, add Tufuling, Canzhu, Huangbo 12 gram each; if with hot, swelling, burning session, add Shengdi, Jinyinhua 15 gram each, Danpi, Xuanshen 12 gram each; if with constipation, add Dahuang, Zhishi, Houpu 12 gram, each; if with fever, add Huangqin and Longdancao 10 gram each.



Cook in water. Drink the herb extract.


This formula has been used in 58 cases of skin itch syndrome, 54 cases were cured, 4 were much improved; in 29 cases of atopic dermatitis, 27 cases were cured, 2 were improved; in 14 cases with urticaria, 13 were cured, 1 was improved; in 13 cases of eczema, 11 were cured, 2 were improved.


8. 苍耳子艾叶洗剂治疗皮肤瘙痒症 (Cangerzi Aiye washing for skin itch)

苍耳子 50 克,艾叶 50 克,露蜂房 30 克,白鲜皮 30 克,苦参 30 克,地肤子 30 克,川槿皮 30 克,川椒 20 克,白矾 20 克

Cangerzi 50 gram, Aiye 50 gram, Lufengfang 30 gram, Baixuanpi 30 gram, Kushen 30 gram, Difuzi 30 gram, Chuanjingpi 30 gram, Chuanjiao 20 gram, Baifan (Alum) 20 gram.


Cook in water. Use the herb extract to wash the affeced skin. This is one-day dose. Wash the skin twice a day. Seven-day is one healing period.


 9. 米泔食盐水洗治疗皮肤瘙痒 (Migan Salt water for skin itch)

米泔水 1000 毫升, 食盐 100 克。将二者混合,煮沸5-10分钟,稍凉后用之洗患处。一天两次,每次1-3 分钟。

Miganshui (the water, that has been used to wash rice or millet) 1000 ml, table salt 100 gram.

Mix the two, bring to boil for 5-10 min. After cooling down for a while, use the mixture to wash the skin 1-3 min each time, twice a day.


10. 生地白鲜皮凉血祛风汤治疗皮肤瘙痒症 (Shengdi Baixianpi Liangxue Qufeng Tang for skin itching)

生地 30 克,白鲜皮 15 克,玄参 15 克,苦参 15 克,金银花 15 克,连翘 15 克,地肤子 12 克,丹皮 12 克,赤芍 12 克,紫草 10 克,荆芥 10 克,防风 10 克,升麻 6 克,薄荷 6 克,甘草 6 克,蝉蜕 3 克

Shengdi 30 gram, Baixianpi 15 gram, Xuanshen 15 gram, Kushen 15 gram, Jinyinhua 15 gram, Lianqiao 15 gram, Difuzi 12 gram, Danpi 12 gram, Chishao 12 gram, Zicao 10 gram, Jingjie 10 gram, Fangfeng 10 gram, Shengma 6 gram, Bohe 6 gram, Gancao 6 gram, Chantui 3 gram.


Cook in water. Drink the herb extract. The herb residue can be re-cooked and use the re-cooked herb extract to wash the skin.


11. 醋蛋外涂治疗神经性皮炎 (Egg-vinegar external smear for atopic dermatitis)


Put several chicken eggs into vinegar. Keep for two weeks. Take them out. Break the egg, mix well the egg white and the yolk. Store the mixture in a bottle. When use, smear the mixture onto the affected skin, several times a day. Smear again and again when the previous smearing turns little dry.


12. 蛇床子甘草汤外涂治疗皮肤瘙痒 (Shechuangzi Gancao external use for skin itching)

蛇床子 30 克,甘草 30 克

Shechuangzi 30 gram, Gancao 30 gram


Cook in water. Smear the affected skin. Twice to three times a day.

若皮肤干燥,加甘油 50 毫升,冰片 3 克(用酒或75%酒精30 毫升溶解后加入)。

If the skin is dry, add Ganyou 50 ml, Borneol 3 gram (dissolve it in liquor, or 75% alcohol, 30 ml, then add it in the herb extract).




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