Acne -Pimples - Zits


Acne - Zits

Acne is a common inflammatory disease of pilosebaceous glands characterized by papules, pustules, inflamed nodules and superficial pus-filled cysts. Acne eruptions are commonly found around hair follicles and may have small white or black heads surrounded by red skin. A white pusy discharge is sometimes released from the white head eruptions. In severe cases of acne the eruptions will run deep into the epithelial layer of the body leaving a scar once it has healed.

Acne is most commonly found with people with oily skin and eruptions may be present on the face, chest, upper back, upper arms or other areas such as the buttocks. Acne can become a chronic disease which can cause the patient pain and itchiness.


Chinese Medicine Treatment Of Acne:

General Cures for Acne -Chinese Herbal Formulas



Lung Heat With Heat In The Blood - heat up surging to the face (not causing caugh) causing red pimples with heat and pain in the local area. They will have a red complexion and have pusy eruptions.

Herbal Formula: Pi Pa Qing Fei Yin (pusy head) + Pu Gong Ying (red/hard nodules) + Xia Ku Cao or Bei Mu Zi (constipation) + Da Huang or Zhi Shi


Damp Heat In Large Intestine And Stomach - usually relates to diet causing phlegm heat. Red swollen eruptions with a shiny oily complexion, pusy eruptions, nodules, itchiness, pain, constipation and dark yellw urine with a decreased appetite.

Herbal Formula: Yin Chen Hao Tang + clear heat / detoxify herbs (Jin Ying Hua, Lian Qiao) (poor appetite/bloating) + Chen Pi, Mu Xiang


Spleen Dysfunction With Damp Phlegm - spleen is unable to transform and transport dampness which turns to phlegm which turns to heat. Dull red complexion with deep eruptions, nodules, slow healing acne which leaves scarring

Herbal Formula: Shen Ling Bai Zhu San + Hai Zao + Yu Hu Tang (scarring) + E Zhu, Mu Li



Jing Huang Gao



Keep skin clean Regular lifestyle Proper diet - no grease, pungent, sweet, rich foods Regular bowel movements Do not touch - let eruptions heal on their own Regular sleeping patterns Eat more fruits, veggies and clean foods


Acne - Other Areas Effected

Acne is a very common problem for both men and women but some females also suffer from them in their vaginal area. You may be surprised to learn that vaginal pimples are quite common. However, most women are too embarrassed to talk about them to friends or their doctor. Those that do seek medical treatment often do so because they are afraid. They worry they may have warts, cancer, or a sexually transmitted disease.

While vaginal pimples can be uncomfortable, they aren't anything to worry about. There are two main causes of them. The first is ingrown hairs that are the result of how a woman shaves. It is common for this area of the body to be trimmed but some women shave there every day. It can become sensitive and ingrown hairs can get under the surface. If you are shaving the wrong direction or with a dull blade you will increase the chances of this occurring.

It can be painful to remove that ingrown hair, but do your best to remove it with clean tweezers. This will help to stop the vaginal pimples and to give you some relief from the pain. Many women find vaginal pimples only develop when they are experiencing their menstrual cycle. This is often due to having an allergic reaction to the materials that pads are made from. Changing brands or switching to tampons can help resolve this problem.

Many very young girls suffer from vaginal pimples for that very reason. Many of them are only 14 or 15 years of age. When you combine their bodies being exposed to pads due to the onset of menstruation and their hormones in puberty they are more likely to get them. This age group is also less likely to tell their parents or friends that they have vaginal pimples. Some worry that their parents will think they are sexually active if they bring up the issue.

There is a myth that vaginal pimples are the result of poor hygiene but there isn't evidence to support that. These pimples may be very painful as they can swell up with a white pus and blood. The area can become extremely tender and it may hurt when you urinate or have sexual intercourse. While it can be tempting to drain these vaginal pimples, doing so can result in an infection due to bacteria getting into the area.

Taking a warm bath can help to relieve them as well as avoiding sexual activity until they go away. If you continue to suffer from vaginal pimples after trying these tips, talk to your doctor. They can help you to find relief so that you don't continue to suffer from this problem.

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