Tinea versicolor is a very common fungal infection that is caused by a certain species of yeast that resides in the human skin. Usually it is not harmful but in certain conditions like excessive humidity or lack of personal hygiene and acute dermatitis, it may multiply and cause an infection. The part of skin that is most commonly affected is arms, chest, neck and face.
The affected area of the skin tends to get discoloured and it becomes fairly discoloured for dark complexion people and vice versa. There might be some mild prickling sensation in the affected areas of skin accompanied by an itchy feeling or there might also be peeling of the skin. The best remedy for the treatment of tinea versicolor is to control the symptoms and you can easily do that at home. Here are some home remedies:
5 Home Remedies For Tinea Versicolor
Tea Tree Oil
It is an effective natural antifungal remedy for the skin. Apply some amount of tea tree oil on the affected parts of your skin twice a day and continue this remedy for about 2 weeks.
If you have sensitive skin, tea tree oil might be really harsh so another option is diluting it and then applying on the affected regions. You could test it first by applying some amount on a small patch and noticing if there is some harmful reaction.
Apple Cider Vinegar
You can again test this remedy first because apple cider vinegar is very acidic in nature so you can even irritate sensitive skin..
Dilute about a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of warm water and then apply this solution to the affected area. There is no need to wash it away you could just let it stay until the next day when you take a bath.
It is one of the best known remedies to treat any kind of skin ailments. It is called the ‘plant of immortality’ because it gives promising results on tinea versicolor. It will also boost up the skin’s natural immune defences so that the skin can fight of allergies or infections on its own.
You could apply some fresh aloe gel taken from an aloe plant or if you don’t have access to an aloe plant, you can purchase aloe gel or aloe vera cream from the market and then apply it twice daily on your skin.
It is a very effective remedy to treat skin infections like tinea versicolor. You could use it as an exfoliating scrub while bathing. It is usually harsh on the skin so make sure you don’t rub it vigorously.
You can even prepare a mixture of baking soda in tub water. Fill the entire tub with water and pour about half a cup of baking soda and some apple cider vinegar. Now just relax in the tub like you would do during a bath.
This is another effective remedy for tinea versicolor. Lemon not only helps in this condition, it is also generally good to treat scars and blemishes on the skin.
Dilute some lemon juice in the proportion of 1:2 with water. Then apply this on the affected areas and leave it on till your bath the next day. You must not forget to dilute the lemon juice, as this can also be rough on the skin.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.