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Home remedies for Tinea versicolor

Tinea versicolor is also called as a pityriasis versicolor is a skin eruption on the trunk and proximal extremities. Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection of the skin.  Yeasts which normally found on the human skin become troublesome  grows out of control, which appears as a rash. This yeasts may become trouble some in certain curcumstances like having oily skin, when lives under hot climate, due to lot of sweat, having weak immune system.

Causes : Tinea versicolor are mainly caused by fungus like Malassezia globosa, sometime by  Malassezia furfur

Signs and symptoms

  • White, pink, red, or brown patches on skin which may be lighter or darker
  • Spots or commonly seen on neck, chest, back and arms.
  • Spots also may occurs in different parts of the body
  • Spots that do not tan
  • Spots sometimes may be dry and scaly
  • Spots may  itchy or hurt

The spots may disappear during cool weather and get worse during warm and humid weather.

Risk factors associated with Tinea versicolor

  • family history
  • humid and warm climate
  • excessive sweating
  • some types of cancer
  • medications which weaken the immune system

Diagnosis

  • Basically  tinea versicolor diagnosied by rashes, on focussing uv light ray affected areas appear a fluorescent yellow-green
  • Tinea versicolor may be diagnosed by a potassium hydroxide (KOH) preparation and lesions may fluoresce copper-orange when exposed to Wood’s lamp
  •  The differential diagnosis for tinea versicolor infection includes
    • Progressive macular hypomelanosis
    • Pityriasis alba
    • Pityriasis rosea
    • Seborrheic dermatitis
    • Erythrasma
    • Vitiligo
    • Leprosy
    • Syphilis
    • Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation

Home remedies for Tinea versicolor

Remedy 1

Ingredients

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • tea tree oil

How to make and use

Mix extra virgin olive oil with 2-3 drops of tea tree oil. Apply this mixture on affected part of skin and leave for 20 minutes.

Dosage

  • Repeat the remedy until you notice decrease in the symptoms.

Remedy 2

Ingredients

  • Garlic cloves.

How to make and use

Extract the juice from fresh garlic cloves and directly apply the juice to affected area. Take a shower with fresh water after 20 to 30 minutes.

Dosage

  • Repeat the remedy until you notice decrease in the symptoms.

Remedy 3

Ingredients

  • Yogurt.

How to make and use

Apply plain yogurt to affected area and leave it for few minutes and rinse it off with water.

Dosage

  • Repeat the remedy until you notice decrease in the symptoms.

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