It has been an intensely hot and humid summer this time around and this extreme weather can often aggravate existing skin complaints or even see new ones appear for the first time. Eczema, heat rash and fungal infections are just a few of the common skin conditions that both adults and children alike can suffer from during the warmer months. While the weather can aggravate or even trigger many skin problems, it is always important to understand and treat any internal imbalance in order to resolve the symptoms and prevent a reoccurence. Chinese medicine offers some great, drug free options for the effective treatment of these stubborn skin complaints.
I have been treating a child recently for both eczema and a viral skin condition known as Molluscum Contagiosum. The symptoms of these two conditions have been effectively controlled through the use of high grade herbal liquid extracts and the application of a topical cream containing a Chinese herb known as Huang Lian, which has powerful antibiotic like properties. The concentrated liquid herbal extracts are very well tolerated, especially by children with only a very small amount diluted into water.
If you are suffering from a stubborn skin condition or have a child who is, a qualified and experienced Chinese medicine practitioner is a great place to start.
For further information or appointments, contact Sean at the Bodyweb Clinic in Balmain.