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Exterior Heat is from Wu Jutong’s “Analysis of Seasonal Febrile Diseases” in the Qing Dynasty and has a history of nearly two hundred years. The formulation uses the two methods of sweating and clearing Heat. It is called the “method of relieving the Exterior Syndrome with herbs pungent in flavour and cool in nature”. It is an important formulation for the treatment of Wind-Heat Pattern of common cold and influenza characterized by fever, headache, sore throat, dry mouth and cough. Modern pharmacological studies have found that Exterior Heat has antipyretic (reduces fever), analgesic (reduces pain), antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory (reduces swelling and redness) and anti-allergic effects. Therefore, it can also be used to prevent and treat the initial stages of acute febrile diseases, such as acute tonsillitis, respiratory tract infections, pneumonia, measles, mumps, infectious mononucleosis. It can also be used for skin diseases such as rubella and shingles.
Try to avoid oily, greasy, raw, cold sour foods while taking this formulation.
Consultation date: 2020/4/25
Main complaint: fever for 1 week and Covid-19 confirmed case
Fatigue, fever worse in morning and night, diarrhoea and mild cough, red tongue with greasy and thick yellow coating.
Exterior Heat 3 tablets 6 times per day
External Damp Enteritis 1 bottle 4 times per day
Isatis Root 1 sachet 3 times per day
After 2 days of treatment, the symptoms were gradually alleviated, fever was reduced, diarrhoea and fatigue were lessened.
8 days later all of the above symptoms disappeared.
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