The day before yesterday, the reporter visited the major Chinese medicine clinics in the city and found that the number of patients who were treated because of dry mouth and scorpion “fire” was about 40% higher than that of the previous month. Chinese medicine experts reminded that there are many reasons for dry mouth in spring, and it is necessary to prescribe the right medicine and avoid taking messy throat tablets.
Song Enfeng, director of the Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine of the Provincial People’s Hospital, said that it is easy to get angry in the early spring. Some people have milder symptoms of getting angry, and drinking more water can alleviate them. However, some people have severe symptoms. Drinking water alone is “watering” and does not extinguish the fire. There are three types of fires:
Type one, Huowang. He has a thirst for thirst and keeps drinking. But after drinking water, the symptoms can not be alleviated. Chrysanthemum and honeysuckle should be used to soak in water to relieve symptoms.
Type two, yin deficiency. Dry mouth is not serious, the feeling of thirst is relatively weak, and the amount of water is not much. Such patients can be treated under the guidance of a doctor to receive Zhibai Dihuang Pills and Liuwei Dihuang Pills, but some patients may have symptoms of diarrhea after taking the medicine due to physical reasons.
Type three, qi and yin. The mouth is bitter, the eyes are dry, and the skin is dry and itchy. This type of patient can make tea with Ophiopogon japonicus, medlar, and ginseng.
Director Song reminded that many people take the throat tablets to relieve the symptoms of dry mouth and sore throat, but the random use of throat tablets will have a negative impact. Because some throat tablets contain iodine molecules, the activity is large, the bactericidal power is strong, and the irritation to the oral mucosa is very large, and it is not suitable for long-term service. Women with a history of iodine allergy or pregnancy or lactation are especially not allowed to take it. When there is no obvious inflammation in the throat, the throat will be abused and the normal flora in the mouth and throat will be inhibited.