Have you ever sat on a beautiful beach enjoying the peace and tranquility of the setting, when suddenly a determined sand-fly shows up and no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to shoo it away?
Well that can be what it feels like when your Tinea Versicolor treatment does nothing towards getting rid of your itchy, patchy skin. I know, I’ve lived with it for over 20 years now.
One of the most difficult issues with Tinea Versicolor (TV) is its ability to return. And unfortunately, return it will.
To understand this mechanism, you must consider that what you see on your skin is really only a symptom of something that is happening deeper within you. That is to say, that the real culprit and the source of your condition lays with an irregularity in your immune or hormonal systems. And no matter how much soap you use to scrub your skin, none of it is effective in rectifying this.
It’s a surprising fact that until now, medical science has not been able to pin-point the exact reason nor a cure for Tinea Versicolor.
You can easily find all kinds of descriptions and names of the fungus on your body, but do you care about all that? I don’t! I want to know that if I can’t get rid of it…what then helps with the discomfort and embarrassment of this all too obvious pest.
Over the years I’ve tried many different things to help myself. Looking back, it seems as if I have developed a larger list of what has not worked compared to the few that have.
And strangely I see the same pattern among other members of our community. If experience has taught me anything, it’s not to repeat the negatives. So with that in mind, I offer you a list of the most common mistakes made by people with Tinea Versicolor.
Top 5 Mistakes To Avoid.
1. Inaccurate Diagnosis. Most regularly committed mistake is people comparing themselves to photographs on the internet in hope of determining their ailment.
Another mistake is to accept your MD’s opinion when they have not performed any kind of test. The ONLY accurate diagnosis is made by a Dermatologist after they have observed a small sample of your skin under a microscope.
So many skin disorders appear similar to the untrained eye. And it’s also possible you have more than one condition with your body. Get checked out. Only then you can formulate a specific treatment tailored for you.
2.Failure To Plan. Even when your skin appears better you must be mindful that the real cause for your condition lays in your immune or hormonal systems which is still in flux.
Your approach to the situation should be a planned strategy of gaining control over the appearance of your skin, followed by a continual maintenance routine. You cannot let your guard down ever.
3. Half The Battle. Very few people consider all-out-war! It should make sense to you that there is more than just soap and scrubbing to treat your skin.
Everyday you are faced with fungus promoting circumstances that must be addressed to discourage TV. Any item that comes into contact with your body will harbor dead skin-cells with the TV fungus. So each time you reuse a bath towel or get into bed, you are reapplying the fungus back onto your body.
Your laundry routine should be daily and contain a fungus killing agent. Foods you eat could be promoting body fungus. Consider anti-fungus foods in your diet. Oil-based products you apply to your skin can nourish your TV.
Take a close look at what you put on your body. What is in the formula of your makeup, shower gel, sunscreen etc? Get tough in more ways than one!
4. Is It Contagious or Hereditary? No to both. Remember what causes TV is inside of you.
When coming into contact with a person with TV, a normally functioning immune system has natural defenses to defeat the intruding fungus. Someone would have to have a predisposition to TV, which makes physical contact irrelevant and TV inevitable.
5. Lack Of Discipline. The most difficult in the list because the relentless nature of this skin condition can span a life time.
It may mean changing some of your habits with the suggestions above, but these actions are very effective. Tinea Versicolor is not curable, but it is controllable. Resolve to win.
See what I personally use and recommend as a detailed Tinea Versicolor treatment regimen.