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What are different home remedies for Tinea Versicolor? – Part 1

What is meant by Tinea Versicolor?

• Tinea Versicolor is a fungus affecting teenager’s skin.
• This is a universal problem with no significant ill effects that are permanent.
• Tinea versicolor occurs mainly due to abnormal growth of the yeast on the surface of the skin.
• Such abnormal growth leads to variation in skin color, scaling and can be very irritating and itchy.
• The area that gets affected by tinea versicolor is the upper chest, neck and back side.
• A yeast named Malassezia furfur is one of the main reasons.
• These funguses are lipophilic by nature.
• This nature indicates that fats are its weakness.

Causes of Tinea Versicolor

• Reddish brown spots
• Skin tans
• Small, scaly, tanned brown or whitish pink in color
• Pregnancy
• Burns
• Oral contraceptives
• Malnutrition
• Steroid therapy
• Over heat
• Humidity

Home Remedies for Tinea Versicolor

1. Yogurt
• One of the greatest of all fungus-fighting foods is yogurt that contains live acidophilus.
• Acidophilus helps control vaginal and oral yeast.

2. Garlic
• Crush 1 clove of garlic and mix with a few drops of olive oil to make a paste.
• Apply to the nail and leave on for 15 to 30 minutes.
• Clean off in warm, soapy water.
• Dry feet thoroughly.
• Repeat daily.

3. Cinnamon
• A good soak in a cinnamon tea foot bath will help slow down the fungus.
• Boil 8 to 10 broken cinnamon sticks in 4 cups water, and then simmer for five minutes.
• Let steep for another 45 minutes.
• Soak affected area for 15 to 30 minutes.
• Repeat daily, as needed.

4. Lemon
• This remedy will help you in the sweaty foot-odor removal.
• Squeeze the juice from a lemon and mix it with 2 ounces water.
• Rinse affected area with the lemon water.

5. Tea
• The tannic acid in tea is soothing.
• It helps to dry the foot, and helps kill the fungus.
• Make a foot soak by putting 6 black tea bags in 1 quart warm water.

6. Salt
• Soak your infected foot in warm salt water, using 1 teaspoon salt for each cup of water, for 10 minutes.
• Dry your foot thoroughly, and then dab some baking soda between your toes.

Simple tips to stop spreading

• Wash your hands with soap and water after coming into contact with the infected area.
• After bathing, wash out the tub or shower with an antiseptic cleaner such as Lysol.
• Don’t share towels, and keep your linens and towels clean.
• Wash your socks twice in extra-hot water to kill fungal spores.
• Never wear the same pair of socks more than once without washing them first.
• Wear thongs in public showers.
• Keep affected area dry, and use over-the-counter treatments to clear your infection quickly.
• Apply an antifungal soap, powder, cream or ointment, to speed up the healing process.
• Apply some clove powder or clove oil directly on to the skin that is affected.
• Tea tree oil is quite effective in treating yeast infections, athlete’s foot and ringworm.
• Medicines such as Ketoconazole, Clotrimazole, Miconazole are helpful.

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