A type of fungal skin infection, Tinea versicolor or pityriasis versicolor is a skin condition that commonly affects young people. Causes of tinea versicolor include the Malassezia globosa fungus, and the condition is characterized by discolored patches on the top skin surface.
Tinea versicolor symptoms include reddish-brown & light colored rash or patches of infected skin. These symptoms are most often temporary and respond well to treatment. The patches usually develop on the chest and parts of your back.
Remedial measures prepared at home can help relieve tinea versicolor, combined with treatment using over the counter topical applications. Continuing the treatment for at least two weeks can help with positive results.
Natural treatment & Home remedies for Tinea Versicolor
Various tinea versicolor natural remedies can be prepared at home that can also aid in treating and achieving cure for tinea versicolor.
Following the natural treatment for tinea versicolor, your skin will take some time to get back its original texture and color, being patient helps.
Here are some of the effective home remedies for tinea versicolor:
- Take regular care of your skin using various homemade tinea versicolor remedy such as a body scrub that can be prepared by pounding half a cup of unpolished rice. The coarse flour can be used as an exfoliating agent to scrub the affected area.
- Use the coarse flour additionally, by mixing some fresh tomato juice (inhibits fungus growth) to it to form a paste. Apply this paste as a natural treatment for tinea versicolor on the affected areas after taking a shower. Let the paste settle for about ten minutes after which you gently massage it in a circular motion.
- Another tinea versicolor remedy comes in the form of apple cider vinegar. Its acidic nature helps clear & control fungus growth as well as stops spread of infection.
- Whatever the causes of tinea versicolor, treat these with tea tree oil, a potent natural fungicide. As the tea tree oil is very strong, dilute it first in carrier oil (equal proportions) before use. Take equal parts of tea tree oil, almond and olive oil. Blend these oils and apply after a shower.
Finally, avoid deep fried foods and also junk foods as these can aggravate your skin condition. Maintain a healthy diet & hygiene as these measures improve health along with tinea versicolor symptoms.