Tinea Versicolor Homeopathic Treatment

Tinea (pityriasis) versicolor is a chronic fungal (yeast) infection of the skin mainly which is observed in children as well as in adults. This condition is commonly observed in people especially in tropical and subtropical countries such as India. It has a tendency to stay on for many months or even years, as fungus tends to be resistant to many treatments.

Causes Tinea Versicolor:


It is caused by fungus. The year or fungus by the name Pityrosporum ovale is normally found on skin mainly on the upper back and chest region.

Triggering and maintaining factors:

  • Hot climate
  • Excessive sweating

Symptoms of Tinea Versicolor:

  • It may cause loss of skin color (hypopigmentation) or an increase in skin color (hyperpigmentation) macules with sharp edges and fine scales.
  • Itching

tinea demonstrating

Diagnosis of Tinea Versicolor:

  • Clinical presentation of the Tinea Versicolor
  • Skin scrapings of the affected area for microscopic examination
  • Culture

Conventional Treatment of Tinea Versicolor:

  • Antifungal creams containing ketoconazole miconazole or clotrimazole
  • Selsun shampoo contains more than 1% selenium sulfide. It is normally applied to the skin and washed off after 10 minutes.

Homeopathic approach for the treatment of Tinea Versicolor

Tinea Versicolor Homeopathy Medicines work extremely well in recurrent cases of Tinea Versicolor. One may expect a complete recovery. Some of the commonly indicated tinea Versicolor homeopathic medicines include Tellurium, Bacillinum, Sulphur, Psorinum, and Natrum muriaticum. The right medicine is selected on the basis of the patient's individual symptoms.

Homeopathy is strongly recommended.

Related condition: Pityriasis rosea, Tinea alba, Tinea Corporis

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Mr. M. V. (PIN 9791) visited our clinic for the treatment of Tinea Versicolor. He was suffering from Tinea Versicolor from the last 7 years. He had large hypopigmented patches on the neck, upper arm, chest, back, and abdomen. There was no itching. He was on the conventional treatment which would .....Read more

Miss D.B.T aged 12 years (Patient Identification Number 13608) was suffering from extensive Tinea Versicolor since 3-4 months on upper chest, back, upper shoulder and upper arms. There was hypopigmented spot with very fine scales. She was not able to wear short sleeves or sleeveless dresses. It w.....Read more

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