What Are Some Other Herbal Remedies for Tinea Versicolor?

December 31, 2011 by  
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Question by Devin T.: What Are Some Other Herbal Remedies for Tinea Versicolor?
I’ve tried Tea Tree Oil. It works pretty good at bringing the rash down and keeping the infection from spreading.

I took Oregano Oil and that worked pretty darn good. The rash started shrinking. But then I read somewhere that oregano oil has an unknown level of neuro-toxins.

I’ve been taking only Garlic gel capsules and Flaxseed Oil in mass quantities because it’s all I got. They don’t do a thing if I’m stressed out!

Dandruff shampoo dries out my skin to the point of complete discomfort.

I was thinking of taking acidophilus to balance out my digestive system so that the infection can’t live off of the excess sugar in my skin oil.

What SUPPLEMENTS/HERBS have worked for you that…

Have no known long term effects.
Have no major side effects.
Does not conflict with St. John’s Wort or Eleuthero.
And can be ingested?

Any advice appreciated. Any questions on my diet or supplements, just ask. I’ll edit in my response.

Best answer:

Answer by Karen D
I have to admit that I have no personal knowledge about herbal remidies for fungal infections but I would reccommend that you consult a dermatologist who you can discuss your organic concerns with. Believe it or not, there are some doctors out there that still believe in herbal remedies and cellular nutrition.

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2 Responses to “What Are Some Other Herbal Remedies for Tinea Versicolor?”
  1. mlk35 says:

    Use “Selsun” Shampoo twice-a-day.
    [PS:you’ll need a prescription from a DOCTOR{MD}
    Use it for ONE week – but be CAREFUL – Don’t get it into your eyes or other mucuous surface!

  2. The mom says:

    Well, tinea versicolor is caused by a fungus overgrowing- so you would need to chose things that were fungus un-friendly. Oil and oil based products applied to the skin would be the last thing that you would want to do- oil actually can encourage even more growth. It’s not a true infection, it’s an overgrowth of yeast, more or less. But it’s not living off excess sugar in your skin, you just don’t exude glucose in your sweat. I know you specified herbal supplements, and you said dandruff shampoo made your skin dry out- but have you tried Lotrimin cream or Selsun Blue? Also, you want to wear strictly natural fiber clothing- cotton, wool, linen, that sort of thing. Absolutely no man made fibers at all. You also will want to wash your clothing with either bleach or an oxygen bleach to kill yeast spores in the fibers of cloth, and then bake them dry. And one last thing I thought about, you know the skin will take a month or more to return to a normal coloration after you have actually cured it? The light/dark patches have to be replaced by healthy, undamaged skin cells, and that process takes at least 21 days. So your treatments could be working, and you just haven’t seen new skin yet. But honestly, if you have been trying all the over the counter aids, it may be time to consider taking an oral medication to get the upper hand on this. Sometimes you need to break the cycle and give the body a chance to regroup. If your tinea got really entrenched before you started treating it, it may just be too extensive for the usual remedies to help. Just a thought for consideration. Once you had it under control, then your remedies might have a better chance of keeping it away.

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