Tinea Versicolor Treatment

Tinea Versicolor Treatment – 5 Mistakes To Avoid

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.

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Comments

    • Jbow
    • February 11, 2017
    Reply

    I agree with Lee and K. Same thing happened to me. I was married at the time, he had it. A few months later I noticed it on my skin. Went to a doctor and they said it was just a dermatitis rash. My sister actually was the one to tell me I had TV and gave me an ointment to put on. She said she noticed it on herself after she gave birth so she already had stuff. Thank God.

    • Alex
    • January 25, 2017
    Reply

    The root cause for this condition lies in the gut (candida overgrowth). The infection spreads when there’s high stress, weakened immune system etc. So the focus should be on treating it systemically.

    From my experience, you can definitely see improvement, and can keep it under control with diet, but you will not eliminate it with diet alone. For external application it´s the same, its more of a protective and control thing. The diet needs to be good, pimp up the immune system with additional supplementation (vitamin D, C, zinc, colostrum / lactoferrin ,) and use the soaps. But this will not kill it. Actually you don´t want to kill it, as candida is naturally in your gut, you just want to eliminate or stop the overgrowth of the yeast. So we need a killing agent – there are a lot and you have to experiment for your self – herbal treatments, acids etc.
    Hope that helps.

      • Tony
      • January 26, 2017
      Reply

      Hi Alex. Thanks for your comment.

      I just want to point out that there is no “clinical” connection between candida and Tinea Versicolor.
      I would like to echo what you mentioned, “experiment for your self”, and add…keep a DETAILED journal.

    • Miki
    • September 7, 2016
    Reply

    Yes, same happened to myself and my partner. I had it first then it went away for a long time. Then I got it back and he got it all over his chest and back. When I was told by a dermatologist it was TV, he was also diagnosed with the same thing. How do you get rid of it all together? omg.

      • Tony
      • September 8, 2016
      Reply

      Hi Miki. Thanks for contacting me.

      The only way to “get rid of it” is by controlling the fungus with an ongoing maintenance regimen.
      It’s the single most publicized suggestion on this website…you need to be more relentless than the infection, and adopt a continuous treatment routine for your skin.

    • K
    • June 7, 2016
    Reply

    This is very contagious….my husband gave it to me. I was told that it was NOT contagious so didnt worry about my three kids….Who now all have it….

      • lauren
      • June 23, 2016
      Reply

      No it’s not contagious. Maybe he was misdiagnosed

        • Lee
        • July 15, 2016
        Reply

        I agree that it is contagious. A guy I lived with years ago was diagnosed with this before I met him. His Dr. told him it was not contagious, but me and one of my children got it. I was in my 30s and had never had it before. My son and I are still battling this 20 years later. Maybe it normally lives on your skin, but is it possible your body is not good at battling a strain from someone else’s skin?

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