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Brief introduction of tea caterpillar dermatitis

Tea caterpillar, also known as tea gypsy moth, is the larva of poisonous moth, commonly known as itching chili pepper, hairy chili pepper and spicy, belonging to Lepidoptera gypsy moth family. It is widely distributed in Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Guizhou, Hunan, Fujian, Taiwan, Guangxi and other tea-producing areas. After the poisonous hairs on the larvae of tea caterpillars penetrate into the skin, toxic substances overflow, causing local itching due to mechanical and chemical actions. The more scratching, the more poisonous hairs drill into the skin, resulting in dermatitis of tea caterpillars. Clear adhesive tape is used for treatment to stick more affected parts to stick away poisonous hairs, and then various anti-inflammatory and antipruritic agents are used externally.


Basic knowledge of tea caterpillar dermatitis

  • Whether it belongs to medical insurance: No
  • Alias: tea gypsy moth dermatitis, spicy dermatitis
  • Location: Skin
  • Infectious: non-contagious
  • Multiple populations: All populations
  • Related symptoms: severe itching, papules and blisters
  • Complicated disease: dermatitis


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