Tinea versicolor (pityriasis versicolor) happens to be a long-term (chronic) fungal infection of one’s skin. It is a skin condition thus caused by an overgrowth of Malassezia Furfur, also referred to as Pityrosporum orbiculare, a fungus. These do thrive in oily areas such as the face, neck, shoulders, chest, back, and folds of skin such as arms, the skin under the breasts or groins.
The affected skin does change color and also becomes either lighter or darker than the surrounding skin. These do the show as small, scaly white, brown or pinkish spots on various parts of the body and may be darker or lighter than one’s surrounding skin. These do become more prominent on the skin. There can be itching as well as sweating.
The disease is commonly observed in children as well as in adults, particularly among people especially in tropical and subtropical countries such as India. It indeed has a tendency to remain on for many months or even in fact years, as fungus actually tends to be resistant to many treatments.
Causes of Pityriasis Versicolor:
It is due to a fungus known as Pityrosporum ovale which occurs on one’s skin mainly on the upper back as well as chest region.
What triggers it and maintains?
• Hot climate
• Excessive sweating
• Tight clothing
Symptoms of Pityriasis Versicolor:
It can cause loss of skin color(Hypopigmentation) or even increases the color of one’s skin (hyperpigmentation) macules which have sharp edges.
Diagnosis of Pityriasis Versicolor
• Clinical presentation of the disease
• Skin scrapings of the area affected for the purpose of microscopic examination.
• Selsum shampoo that contains more than 1 % selenium sulfide. It is normally applied to one’s skin and then it is washed off after about 10 minutes.
Homeopathic treatment of Pityriasis Versicolor
Homeopathy works well in the case of Tinea Versicolor and one can expect a complete recovery. Some of the commonly used medicines are Tellurium, Bacillinium, Sulphur, Psorinum, Natrum Muriaticum. The proper medication is selected on the basis of the existing symptoms experienced by the patient.
Homeopathy treats the patient within and without the application of any sort of external applications such as ointments etc. Such form of treatment turns out to be a permanent cure to the ailments. Ointments can relieve the symptoms for a short duration of time and in fact, at times can also cause external manifestations to internal organs and thus produce the disease internally.
One can be reassured that there is a cure for the disease and apart from conventional treatment; one can try out homeopathy treatment in Hyderabad as well. The latter is very effective and can ensure successful results that one would much appreciate. Homeopathy does offer a very safe and efficient treatment for Tinea Versicolor. Homeopathic treatment for the disease is given only after a complete case study is done of the individual concerned.
As mentioned earlier this fungus is usually found on one’s healthy skin and does cause no harm in normal conditions. It only then begins to give much trouble when there is an overgrowth of the concerned fungus on one’s skin.