Pityriasis Versicolor or Tinea Versicolor or Fungal Infection or Dermatomycosis Furfuracea

Homeopathic treatment

Before delving into homeopathic treatment let us first discuss the conventional or allopathic treatment available.

The conventional or allopathic treatment of pityriasis versicolor or tinea versicolor, like any other skin disease, is the local application of various ointments, shampoos and so on.

In the conventional or allopathic treatment the medicines used for treating (better saying suppressing) the condition are clotrimazole cream or lotion, selenium sulfide lotion shampoo. Some allopathic doctors may also recommend Selsun or Nizoral shampoo to be applied on the affected areas.

The various side effects caused by these drugs are:

  • Skin irritation, redness, swelling.
  • Blackening of skin.

The oral anti fungal drugs used are ketoconazole or griseofulvin. Allopathic medications for fungal infections are often strong, and their use may cause such undesirable side effects as headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain.

In contrast homeopathic treatment does not advocate the use of creams and ointments in skin disorders. It believes that skin disorders are a reflection of internal problem and need to be treated from within. External application (creams, ointments) can lead to the suppression of the disease and result in a more serious systemic disorder.

A person having pityriasis versicolor or tinea versicolor is always embarrassed due to the ugly looking rashes and itching which creates difficulties if the patient is out of home in a gathering. Magical doses of homeopathic medicines can ease a patient with itching as well as with the embarrassing skin rashes.

Skin disorders are a reflection of disturbance within the body, be it lowered immunity or increased secretions of sebum and sweat glands which makes the skin more prone to the fungal infections.

The homeopathic remedies aim to cure the internal dishormony and the cause behind the apparent disease. I usually select a medicine considering the emotional state of the patient, the probable causative factors (physical or mental), general state of body and all the diseased symptoms of the body. By raising the immunity of the body same medicine is capable of eradicating various diseases present in the body at a time.

While choosing the remedies I also take into consideration the various factors for example, genetic predisposition, poor immune system, summer aggravation and so on. Homeopathy treatment, which gets to the root of the problem will reinforce the immune system and gradually restore the normal skin color and texture.

There are 71 homeopathy medicines which give great relief. However, the correct choice and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the doctor. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking of the patient. Thus remedies of pityriasis versicolor or tinea versicolor or dermatomycosis furfuracea are designer made unlike allopathy in which all patients receive the same drugs although trade name may be different.

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What is pityriasis versicolor or tinea versicolor or fungal infection or dermatomycosis furfuracea

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What is tinea versicolor

How does tinea versicolor looks like


Pityriasis versicolor or tinea versicolor is caused by a yeast-like germ called malassezia (also called pityrosporum). Small numbers of this germ commonly live on the skin, and do no harm. However, some people are prone to this germ multiplying on their skin more than usual, which then leads to a rash developing.


  • Generally oval or irregularly-shaped spots of 1/4 to 1 inch (0.6 to 2.5 cm) in diameter, often merging together to form a larger patch.
  • Occasional fine scaling of the skin producing a very superficial ash-like scale.
  • Pale, dark tan, or pink in color, with a reddish undertone that can darken when the patient is overheated, such as in a hot shower or during / after exercise.
  • Sharp border.
  • Sometimes severe 'pin-prick' itching in the affected areas; usually when the person's body temperature is elevated by exercise or a hot / warm environment, but the person hasn't started sweating yet. Once sweating begins the 'pin-prick' itching stops.

These spots commonly affect the back, underarm, upper arm, chest, lower legs, and neck. Occasionally it can also be present on the face.

In people with dark skin tones, pigmentary changes such as hypopigmentation (loss of color) are common, while in those with lighter skin color, hyperpigmentation (increase in skin color) are more common. These discolorations have led to the term 'sun fungus'.

In summers the infection is seen as well-defined, uneven patches. The patches are pale red or brownish, and scaly. The patches often merge into big blotches that may look like maps. Sun bathing evens out the color and makes the condition less visible.

In autumn the patches become scaly and change color. In people who have tanned skin, this stage is quite visible as these patches appear white. It is at this point that most people first consult their doctor.

Risk factors

People who are at risk for tinea versicolor or pityriasis versicolor are:

  • People who suffer from profuse sweating or high production of sebum, for instance teenagers.
  • People with an immunodeficiency following diabetes, Cushing’s syndrome.
  • People on medications such as corticosteroids.
  • Genetic predisposition.


Microscopic examination of the scales after dissolving in potassium hydroxide reveals the branched hyphae and round spores of the yeast, the classic spaghetti and meatball appearance.

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I am suffering from tinea versicolor from last 9 to 10 yrs.I have taken allopathic treatment but its not curable.kindly help and suggest a curable treated so that its cured from inside.

Amir Ali Khan
Sep 25, 2017 3:39 pm Reply For tinia verdiculsr Umesh
Oct 29, 2017 10:44 pm

Hello Doctor, I am Sonia from Rajouri garden.Actually, I want to knw dat ur medicines are effective on pets too like dogs and cats. My one and half yr old bitch is suffering from some skin disease. I think it's mange or fungal infection... Symptoms: hair loss wid bald patches on back...red pus and blood filled bumps on back and neck....skin become dark inside bald patches...itching, redness, hot spots and irritation... Please reply me asap

Sonia Taneja
Nov 5, 2016 8:18 pm Reply

Sir I am suffering from tinea versicolor from last 8 to 10 yrs.I have taken allopathic treatment but its not curable.kindly help and suggest a curable treated so that its cured from inside.

Nov 2, 2016 11:28 am Reply

Dr. I'm suffering from tinea versicolor. Plz help me out in clearing this ugly disease.

Akshata Shagoti
Sep 23, 2016 11:54 pm Reply

sir , With due respect i want to know medicine for versicolor spot on my neck last ten years . Which is spread from .25 Cm to 10 Cm. With regards

Suman Gupta
Sep 4, 2016 11:18 am Reply