In the current living environment, which includes air pollution and dietary factors, many young children are experiencing skin problems. Despite seeking medical attention, these stubborn skin conditions do not improve. These skin issues often originate from within the body and require traditional Chinese medicine to regulate the constitution for improvement.
Here is the case of a two-year-old child with red rashes all over the body, sometimes even developing pustules. The areas under the chin and on the forehead are the most severe, and there is also eczema on the elbows. This has caused discomfort for the child, and despite seeking medical attention everywhere, there has been no improvement for two months. (Photos from the initial visit and one week after treatment)
Doctor, can children take traditional Chinese medicine? Yes, even the youngest patients can, starting from as young as three months.
Doctor, I’m worried that the medicine might taste bitter, and the child might refuse to take it. Medications prescribed for pediatric patients are not bitter, and they are of the highest quality scientific traditional Chinese medicine, which dissolves instantly upon ingestion and is easy to swallow.
How should the medicine be administered?
- If the child is willing to swallow on their own, you can directly pour the medicine into their mouth and have them drink it with warm water.
- Pour the medicine into a bowl, add water to form a paste, and slowly feed it to the child.
- For very young children, you can use an empty syringe to draw up a small amount of the medicine paste from the bowl and slowly push it into the child’s mouth, being careful not to cause choking.
- If the child is a bit older and can swallow capsules but not powdered medicine, you can use capsules.