Home Remedies

10 Home Remedies For Tinea Versicolor

Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection that happens superficially on to our body. Though it is told to be harmless but it can be very irritating. Tinea can be seen when a person has discolored skin that are scaly in nature. They become more noticeable when one is exposed to sun. The patches that are associated with Tinea versicolor can be of different color. The normal treatment for this disease is treating it with lotions that have anti-fungal effect, shampoos or gels.

Let Us See Some Common Home Remedies That Will Relive Us From The Discomfort Associated With Tinea Versicolor:

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a plant that has different medicinal benefits [1]. The major usage of this plant is for skin disorders. Phenol, salicylic acid, cinnamic acid, sulphur, lupeopl, phenol, and the urea nitrogen that is present in Aloe Vera plant extract has the property to fight fungus that causes skin diseases like Tinea versicolor. Science has proven that the 14KDa present in Aloe Vera has the property that restricts the spread of fungal disease. Due to this reason Aloe Vera is an effective treatment of Tinea versicolor. You can apply the Aloe Vera gel 2 to 3 times a day; likewise you can also drink Aloe Vera juice if you like.

Aloe Vera

2. Yogurt

The health benefits of Yogurt are many[2]. If you apply yogurt on your skin it will help to keep it smooth and moist. If you consume yogurt then the bacteria that is formed in your stomach help to fight the yeast and fungal growth that occurs in your skin. If you apply yogurt over the affected places it will fight the fungal growth and reduce the spread and further occurrence of Tinea versicolor. To have the best result plain unflavored yogurt is to be used for the medicinal purpose. If you want to use this home remedy set the yogurt in your house rather than buying it from the stores.


3. Baking Soda

We are all aware of baking soda that we see in our kitchen[3]. We only know that it can be used when you need to bake a cake but we are unaware about its medicinal properties. It has the power to heal, nurture and protect our skin. This property makes it the ideal solution to treat Tinea. The nature of using baking soda is a bit different than the others. It should be used as a scrub while you are taking your bath.

Baking soda

4. Azadirachta Indica Oil

Azadirachta indica oil has antimicrobial properties and is a natural ingredient that can be used for treatment of skin disorders like Tinea[4]. The Azadirachta indica oil is to be extracted by crushing neem seed. There are various ways of using neem oil. You can apply 2 to 3 drops of neem oil in to the water that you will be having your bath with. You can likewise boil some neem leaves in water until they completely dissolve and use this water for having your bath. You can also make a paste of neem leaves and apply that paste in the affected parts to get the best result.

Azadirachta indica oil

5. Coconut oil

Coconut oil is not only a good cooking medium but also has the properties to cure skin diseases like Tinea [5]. It smoothes the skin and helps the skin to breath to fight the fungal infection. It is best to use the organic extract coconut oil that is available in the store.

Coconut oil

6. Garlic

We know garlic for giving the taste and aroma when we cook chicken but we are not aware about its medicinal properties [6]. One of the most useful medicinal property of garlic is that it can fight fungal infections and stops re occurrence of Tinea. It you are frequently attacked by this disease you should have two cloves of garlic daily in empty stomach. You can also boil two cloves of garlic and apply that water directly to the affected parts to get best result.


7. Apple vinegar

You need to mix apple vinegar along with garlic and oregano to have the vinegar solution that is best suited for treating fungal diseases like Tinea [7]. You can directly apply the vinegar to the affected parts or add a cup of vinegar to your bath water to have the desired effect.

Apple vinegar

8. Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil can be used to treat Tinea [8]. While using it for this purpose you should be cautious that you do not directly apply the raw oil on to the affected parts. You need to mix it with coconut or lavender oil to reduce its strength and then apply on the body parts affected.

Tea tree oil

9. Turmeric powder

This is another natural home remedy for Tinea Versicolor [9]. You need to make a paste of turmeric and apply that to the parts that are affected by the fungal disease.

Turmeric powder

10. Lemon Juice

Fungus cannot live in an acidic condition so if you apply diluted lemon juice to the affected parts it will lessen the fungal injection of Tinea[10].

Lemon Juice


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