Treatment of Tinea Versicolor at Welling Clinics include our specially formulated Homeopathy medicines for Tinea Versicolor. The homeopathy treatment of Tinea Versicolor can help you get well from itchy patches and spots on the skin that grow slowly over time, potentially forming into patches. Visit a Welling Clinic near you or consult our specialist online for a detailed assessment and to start our fast and very effective treatment of Tinea Versicolor.
- 1 What is Tinea Versicolor ?
- 2 Who gets Tinea Versicolor?
- 3 What are the Causes of Tinea Versicolor?
- 4 What are the symptoms of Tinea Versicolor?
- 5 What Are Similar Diseases to Tinea Versicolor?
- 6 What are the Risk Factors for Tinea Versicolor?
- 7 How to Prevent Tinea Versicolor?
- 8 Treatment of Tinea Versicolor?
- 9 Homeopathy Treatment of Tinea Versicolor
What is Tinea Versicolor ?
The overgrowth of fungus that causes tinea versicolor interferes with the normal pigment production of the skin. This creates an uneven skin pigment.
Tinea versicolor is a common fungal infection of the skin. The fungus interferes with the normal pigmentation of the skin, resulting in small, discolored patches. These patches may be lighter or darker in color than the surrounding skin and most commonly affect the trunk and shoulders.
Tinea versicolor occurs most frequently in teens and young adults. Sun exposure may make tinea versicolor more apparent. Tinea versicolor, which is also called pityriasis versicolor, is not painful or contagious. But it can lead to emotional distress or self-consciousness.
Who gets Tinea Versicolor?
Tinea versicolor most frequently affects young adults and is slightly more common in men than in women. It can also affect children, adolescents, and older adults.
Tinea versicolor is more common in hot, humid climates than in cool, dry climates. It often affects people that perspire heavily. It may clear in the winter months and recur each summer.
Although it is not considered infectious in the conventional sense, Tinea versicolor sometimes affects more than one member of a family.
What are the Causes of Tinea Versicolor?
The yeast that causes tinea versicolor, Malassezia, grows on normal, healthy skin. But these things can trigger an overgrowth that causes the infection:
- Oily skin
- Living in a hot climate
- Sweating a lot
- Hormonal changes
A weakened immune system Because the yeast grows naturally on your skin, tinea versicolor isn’t contagious. The condition can affect people of any skin color. It’s more likely to affect teens and young adults. For some people, it can cause emotional distress and feelings of self-consciousness.
What are the symptoms of Tinea Versicolor?
Discoloured patches of skin are the most noticeable symptom of tinea versicolor, and these patches usually show up on the arms, chest, neck, or back. These patches may be:
- lighter (more common) or darker than the surrounding skin
- pink, red, tan, or brown
- dry, itchy, and scaly
- more prominent with tanning
- prone to disappear in cooler, less humid weather
Tinea versicolor that develops in people with dark skin may result in the loss of skin color, known as hypopigmentation. For some people, the skin may darken instead of lighten. This condition is known as hyperpigmentation Some individuals who develop tinea versicolor don’t have any significant changes in their skin color or appearance.
In addition to changes in the color of your skin, you may also experience itchy skin.
What Are Similar Diseases to Tinea Versicolor?
Some conditions with overlapping symptoms, such as vitiligo , are often mistaken for tinea versicolor. However, vitiligo can differ from tinea versicolor in several noticeable ways, including:
Vitiligo doesn’t affect your skin’s texture.
Vitiligo usually appears on the fingers, wrists, armpits, mouth, eyes, or groin.
Vitiligo often forms patches that are symmetrical.
The rash caused by pityriasis rosea is also similar to tinea versicolor, but this rash is usually preceded by a “herald patch,” a lone red patch of scaly skin that appears a few days or weeks before the rash. This rash typically appears in the shape of a Christmas tree on the back. It’s not known what causes this condition. But, like tinea versicolor, it’s neither harmful nor contagious.
What are the Risk Factors for Tinea Versicolor?
Various environmental and biological factors can put you at a higher risk for this condition, including:
- a family history of tinea versicolor
- excessive sweating
- a humid, warm climate
- a weak immune system
- taking medications that weaken the immune system
- some types of cancer
How to Prevent Tinea Versicolor?
Avoid excessive heat or sweating if you have had this condition in the past. You can also use anti-dandruff shampoo on your skin every month to help prevent the problem.
Treatment of Tinea Versicolor?
Treatment can prevent the rash from spreading and improve the appearance of your skin. The condition is easy to treat. But not everyone chooses to get treatment. You only need to treat the infection if it bothers you or causes problems.
Products that you put on your skin (topical treatments) are the most common treatment for tinea versicolor.
These may include antifungal shampoos, creams, and foams. Shampoos can be used on the body as well as the head and may be easier to use than creams or foams.
Depending on how strong the medicine is, you may or may not need a prescription for these products. For example, shampoos used to treat tinea versicolor usually contain selenium sulfide. They are available in 2.5% strength with a prescription and in 1% strength without a prescription (for example, Selsun Blue, Head and Shoulders).
You may need to use the product once or twice each day for 1 to 2 weeks or longer.
If the infection is severe, returns often, or does not get better with skincare, your doctor may prescribe anti-fungal pills. Pills tend to be easier for people to use than the products that you put on your skin. They may also work better at curing the rash. But they have side effects and can affect your heart and liver, so you may need blood tests while you’re taking them. People with liver problems, heart problems, or other health problems may not be able to take the pills.
Treatment kills the fungi quickly. But it can take months for the spots to disappear and for your skin colour to return to normal. Also, the infection tends to come back after treatment. It may come and go over the years. In general, it tends to get better as you get older.
Homeopathy Treatment of Tinea Versicolor
Homeopathy treatment from Welling Clinic offers complete and natural cure from Tinea Versicolor. Not only the patches and spots but even the discolouration can be completely reversed with our tired and tested Homeopathic medicines for Tinea Versicolor.
Call +91 80 80 850 950 to meet our specialists or consult us for a detailed assessment and to start your treatment of Tinea Versicolor.