Treatment for Tinea Versicolor
Tinea Versicolor is a fungal infection caused by Malassezia furfur. This fungus affects the skin in the shoulders, chest, back, folds of the skin etc. It is usually seen in people living in high temperature and in high humidity areas. This fungus creates dark or light colored patches on the affected skin. This skin infection is common in people between 15 to 24 years old and is a non contagious disease. Oily skin, malnutrition, steroid medication, hormonal imbalance, pregnancy etc increases your chance to get this infection. You can treat this disease with certain things available at your home. After treatment the skin won’t have any discoloration. The following tips may help you to treat Tinea Versicolor.
Remedies for Tinea Versicolor
The patients having this disease must take a well balanced diet as nutritious food will help you to improve your immunity and thus gives you more strength to fight with the fungus. Try to consume raw vegetables, fruits, whole grains etc as all these have anti oxidants that can support the immune system. Garlic being a good antifungal agent is found to be beneficial in treating this disease. You can consume one or two cloves of garlic daily. Also avoid sugar and white flour from your diet.
Lactic acid Fermented Food
Lactic acid fermented foods containing acidophilus are also good for treating this disease. Acidoplilus maintains the level of microorganism and thus prevents the spread of this disease. Foods like yogurt are ideal for this purpose.
Anti dandruff shampoos containing selenium can control the growth of this fungus and can prevent the spread of this disease. Apply the shampoo on the affected part and leave it for sometime and then wash off with water.
Tea Tree oil
Tea tree oil is found to have good anti fungal properties and hence can be applied on the skin surface for getting rid of tinea versicolor. Add a few drops to your regular shampoo and apply on the skin and hairs.
Lemon grass is found to beneficial for treating this disease. Take 50 grams of chopped lemon grass and boil it in a cup of water for about 30 minutes. Strain the liquid and drink 20 ml of this liquid at a time. Repeat this thrice a day.