Can coconut oil treat tinea versicolor?

Maybe. Tinea versicolor is caused by a pretty tough little fungus that lives on your skin. Coconut oil has lauric acid in it, and this is thought to help with foot fungus and have other anti-fungal properties. While there are some reports of it helping, there are many other tree oils that help. So, if you want to try it it likely wont hurt you, but modern antifungals work very well too.

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I used to use a lot of baby oil and lotion on my body can that cause a fungus??? I have white ash spots can that tinea versicolor

Skin irritants. Although it would be unlikely for oils and lotions to cause fungal infections in people with normal skin, there are chemicals in some products that create sensitivity and rashes. Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection which may have been able to infect you if you have become sensitive to the oils and your skin cannot protect itself as well as usual. . Read more...

Oily products can make tinea versicolor worse. Can loprox (ciclopirox) cream applied on face make it worse? Is it an oily cream it contains mineral oil!

Occlusion is bad. Anything that occludes evaporation on the skin is bad for tinea versicolor, a fungal infection of the skin. Best to use products without oils like a water soluble cream. Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream [over the counter] may help. Sometimes systemic antifungal therapy, prescribed by your doc, is needed. Make sure you wash towels in hot water and if possible bleach. This infection is spread on clothing & towels. Read more...

How can I treat tinea versicolor?

Several choices. If you're not adverse to taking a safe medication... the physicians I've known who've had this very common skin problem take a big ketoconazole tablet and then go work out to build up a sweat. Doing this once a month usually keeps tinea versicolor under control. Topical ketoconazole, or a selenium sulfide shampoo, are among your many other options. Read more...

What can be used to treat tinea versicolor?

Many possibilities. This superficial skin fungal infection can be managed at first with one of numerous otc preparations which can be purchased at your pharmacy or online. If you try these and still need further care, see your doctor. There are oral antifungals by prescription. Read more...

What is tinea versicolor and how can it be treated?

Tinea versicolor. Tinea versicolor is a superficial infection of the skin with a common yeast-like fungus. It occurs mostly on the trunk. It is usually treated with either topical antifungals or short-term oral antifungals. It commonly recurs. Read more...