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Tinea Versicolor

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 16, 2012 at 3:45 PM

I have had a breakout of tinea versicolor that has gotten worse over the past year. I eat paleo/leangains and allow dairy. I supp D3 and fish oil. Suggestions?

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on February 16, 2012
at 05:49 PM

hey-o, "hoping." :)

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on February 16, 2012
at 05:48 PM

I was really hoing that lacto-paleo would clear up the little bit of tinea versicolor I have left that's been plaguing me, but it almost seems to have made it worse! I'm going to try cutting out the casein and see if that helps. Thanks for the tip!

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on February 16, 2012
at 03:57 PM

I also used coconut oil! But in the morning, after a shower, I used an anti-fungal cream. Saved the oil for evening time.

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on February 16, 2012
at 04:43 PM

Since Tinea Versicolor is a fungal infection of the skin I decided to look it up in conjuntion with candida. I found some sites that might be helpful for you. Our skin often are symptomatic of an internal disfuntion.

Tinea Versicolor and the Candida Diet

Foods to Avoid if You Have Tinea Versicolor

Hope this helps and you figure it out.

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on February 16, 2012
at 04:02 PM

Ooh, I had no luck at all with OTC antifungals. Mine was diagnosed as ringworm for about 12 years until I finally went to a dermatologist, and the OTC stuff NEVER got rid of it fully. Good easy first step to try though- just know that it might not work for everyone.

I tried a Rx'ed body shampoo that you lather on, wait 5 minutes, and then wash off, and it didn't clear it up. Only thing that worked for me was an oral pill that I took with lots of water, and then got good and sweaty and let the sweat dry on me for 4-5 hours. Once a week for a month, and worked like a charm. Not paleo, but it worked.

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on February 16, 2012
at 03:55 PM

Coconut oil applied topically cleared mine. It took time & patience.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on February 16, 2012
at 03:57 PM

I also used coconut oil! But in the morning, after a shower, I used an anti-fungal cream. Saved the oil for evening time.

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on February 16, 2012
at 05:44 PM

In my experience, any/all skin issues I've had disappeared when I cut gluten AND dairy. When I would start back up (even for few days) with dairy, I would develop eczema or itchiness or strange patches on my skin. I'm not sure, but I think it's something with protein peptides related to casein. My body just goes haywire when I consume dairy. Try cutting all casein, and see if it doesn't go away.

2fd93e91bb14e641a2bac9c6033e84e2

(1614)

on February 16, 2012
at 05:48 PM

I was really hoing that lacto-paleo would clear up the little bit of tinea versicolor I have left that's been plaguing me, but it almost seems to have made it worse! I'm going to try cutting out the casein and see if that helps. Thanks for the tip!

2fd93e91bb14e641a2bac9c6033e84e2

(1614)

on February 16, 2012
at 05:49 PM

hey-o, "hoping." :)

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on February 16, 2012
at 03:56 PM

Liberal use of over-the-counter anti-fungal creams, and an adherence to NEVER reusing a wet towel should help.

Not really paleo, but it worked for me years ago.

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on August 20, 2013
at 10:03 AM

Best thing that works is yeast infection creams like monistat. Gone in a couple days.

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