How to Stop: Tinea Versicolor

July 3rd, 2015 | Self Improvement, Skin care

When the normal balance of fungus on the skin is disrupted, tinea versicolor can occur. This condition is not contracted from another person or poor hygiene. It usually occurs in climates where the weather is hot and humid. Teens and children more frequently develop tinea versicolor, but it can happen to anyone.

Normally, washing the hands and showering minimizes the chances for fungus to become imbalanced, but when the fungus begins to multiply too quickly the spots and skin discolorations of tinea versicolor may present.

People with compromised immune systems or people taking certain medication are also at an increased risk for developing tinea versicolor.

The symptoms appear as small, flat, round, or oval spots. As tinea versicolor progresses, the spots may cover larger areas of skin. The patches are consistent in color are typically a shade of brown, pink, red, or tan depending on the affected person’s naturally skin color. The affected skin will feel hot and itchy. Try to avoid scratching, as this increases the scaly appearance, and the spread of irritation.

Tinea versicolor can be reoccurring skin condition, and keeping it under control may sometimes be a struggle. Put and end to suffering. Clear the annoying symptoms and discolored rash with these helpful fungus fighting tips.

Cotton clothing

Breathable, loose fitting clothing will keep your skin drier, even when conditions are humid.

Turmeric bath

Many have credited the infection clearing power of turmeric. It can leave a yellowish tinge on anything it comes in contact with, so a cleansing turmeric bath can be a considered the most convenient way to use turmeric on the skin. Mix 3-4 tablespoons of raw, unprocessed turmeric to a mug of tepid water, after taking a bath, when the skin is dry, but still moist, pour the infused water over the affected area. You can also use this solution for a warm compress.

Avoid certain foods

Some studies have shown a link between the following foods and the skin distress associated with tinea versicolor.

  • Dairy
  • Breads containing yeast
  • Foods with high sugar content
  • Alcohol
  • Nuts (sometimes contain mold content, which aggravates fungus in the body)

Sunblock daily

Regular application of sunblock has been said to help minimize the patches of tinea color. For best results, apply to the affected area daily after showering.

Follow an antifungal routine

Antifungal soap and ointment can be purchased in drugstores and are capable of combating most cases of tinea versicolor. Terrasil’s specially formulated Tinea Treatment clears even the most stubborn yeast fungus quickly.

For best results, wash affected skin before applying a thin layer of the ointment.
Repeat process twice daily (morning and night) or as directed by a doctor.
Terrasil Tinea Treatment is safe for children over the age of two. They should always be supervised by an adult during application of ointment.

Symptoms subside and skin clears for many within a week of using Terrasil Tinea Treatment. However if tinea versicolor does not improve after more than 4 weeks of at-home treatment, seek advice from a medical professional regarding your condition.

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