Tinea Versicolor Treatment

Tinea Versicolor Questions

Tinea Versicolor Treatment can come with questions. Here I will try to answer to the best of my ability the most frequently asked Tinea Versicolor questions.

Q: What are the symptoms of Tinea Versicolor? 

Symptoms of Tinea Versicolor will be visible spots on the skin. Some other signs you have it could be the following:

  • Light spots, and at times dark than the rest of your skin. These colors can range from white, brown, tan, and red.
  • They can appear to be scaly and dry spots.
  • Tinea Versicolor spots can appear anywhere on your body.
  • It is not common, but these spots can cause itchiness.
  • The rash may lighten in the cooler months of the year, however when the seasons change to hotter, more humid conditions it can reappear.
  • If you tan often, you will notice the spots do not tan with the rest of the skin. This is due to the yeast preventing the skin from darkening.

Q: How long does it take to treat Tinea Versicolor?

Treatment times and results may vary. With the combination of the anti-fungal products I used and the supplementation I used listed in my Optional Treatment For Tinea Versicolor page, I was able to rid myself of the condition in 2 weeks. 

Q: Is Tinea Versicolor contagious?

It is not contagious in any way. You cannot give it nor receive it from any particular thing. It is the overgrowth of the Yeast on your skin called Malassezia Furfur, which is usually due to humid and moist environments. Remember to let your skin breathe as much as possible.

 Q: Can it Reoccur? 

There is a possibility for recurrence of Tinea Versicolor. For those who are prone to recurrence it is highly recommended to maintain a regimen of applying the Selsun Blue shampoo 2-3 times a week after the treatment is completed.

Q: How is it diagnosed?

If you are unsure if you have it or not, your doctor can often tell if you have it by examining the spots. If they are unsure they could do a skin scraping and look at the sample under a microscope  to see if the problem is related to Malassezia Furfur fungus.

Q: How can I tell whether I have Vitiligo or Tinea Versicolor?

To an untrained eye, both of these conditions may appear to be the same as they both result in hypopigmentation. If you look very closely, Tinea Versicolor will have fine scales on, or near the border of the affected area. Vitiligo generally producers a milky white spot.

Q:  Can I use Anti-Fungal pills to treat Tinea Versicolor?

There are options for Anti-Fungal pills that you can get prescribed for by your doctor. The most commonly prescribed Anti-Fungal is Ketoconazole. I do urge you to try other avenues as there are many dangers and risks associated with ingesting Anti-Fungal agents. There are several other avenues to pursue that are just as good, and most of all safe. If you are interested in ingesting any Anti-Fungal remedies, please visit this page to find my all natural Anti-Fungal drink.

 Q: How do I prevent Tinea Versicolor?

Unfortunately, Yeast is a living organism on our skin. The only prevention you can rely on is to keep your skin aired out and dry.


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