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Tinea Versicolor Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Tinea Versicolor is also known as Pityriasis Versicolor and is a long-term chronic skin infection that causes color changes, rough skin on the body and can affect people of all ages and ages. This is sometimes itchy, the patches are round and can be red, pink, white or brown depending on your skin tone and usually present on your stomach, chest, back, arms and legs. Tinea Versicolor is not contagious but is a common topical yeast infection and reoccurring, especially in hot climates and difficult to get rid of unless treated properly. Dermatologists can diagnose it with a visual test, scrape the sample or use special light to see the color of the infected skin.

Cause: No one really knows the true cause of this skin infection when they get it but there are suspected causes such as, compromised immune system, high diet in sugar and carbohydrates, too much yeast on skin surface, oily skin, sweating, hormone imbalance and warm and humid conditions.

Signs: Common symptoms are scaling, round patches of colored skin that may or may not itch, depending on the severity of the infection. I have fought Tinea Versicolor for several years and found it to be very itchy when I was hot, so avoid getting as hot as possible. It stays in my stomach, chest, arms and legs but it can spread to other areas if left untreated and the spots won't go away when you go to the sun for as long as the infection is present.

Treatment: There is a standard treatment of anti-fungal creams or pills but this prolonged use can damage the liver to better treat the yeast as well. Changing your diet to low carb, raw vegetables and anti-fungal foods for a living, is a starter.

There are also: probiotic tea, lacto alcoholic beverages and anti-fungal foods or foods that help prevent yeast in the body such as Kombucha, Caffeine, raw coconut, and cultured vegetables.

For the skin, there is excellent soap with zinc and sulfur and a topical ointment called Saprox, which is very effective in keeping the yeast on the skin. Clothing, bedding, towels and towels should be washed and changed daily to prevent reinfection. The changing patches may take months to get back to the normal color and should be exposed to the sun to regain color.

My battle with Tinea Versicolor was controlled by the steps above and must continue to avoid unwanted visits from the fungus family.


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