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Your treatment for white spots on the skin will depend on the severity of the fungus overgrowth and the location of the spots. If the case of tinea versicolor is mild and not easily detectable, an anti-fungal cream or shampoo should do the trick. If the infection is more severe and the white spots continue to spread or expand all over the body, you should seek medical advice at the earliest.

Some common methods of treating white spots on the skin include the use of topical creams and lotions or medication soaps or shampoos that contain ingredients such as pyrithione zinc or selenium sulfide. Oral medications may also be prescribed if necessary. In most cases, this form of treatment is successful and the white spots clear up over time. This may take a while though so be patient.

Some home remedies that you can try to reduce white spots on the skin are:

  • Increase your intake of cabbage in your diet. Cabbage juice especially can help treat problems such as white spots on the skin. You could also apply cabbage leaves directly on the affected areas of the skin to make the most of the benefits of the juice.
  • Ginger juice mixed with water and lemon juice helps increase blood circulation and may reduce the appearance of white spots on the skin.
  • Apply the oil of holy basil on the skin to reduce white spots.
  • Eat more figs and walnuts to help get rid of fungal skin infections such as tinea versicolor.
  • Wear cotton clothes that allow the skin to breathe
  • Avoid wearing tight clothes made of synthetic fabrics
  • Avoid the use of oil-based skin products that exacerbate greasy skin
  • Prevent overexposure to the sun by wearing a sun block and staying away from the harsh afternoon sunlight
  • Reduce stress by practicing yoga and meditation
  • Eat a balanced diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables

answered by A S on Feb 21, 2013, 4:27:45

You need to diagnose the cause and type of patches. This might be a typical patch of vitiligo/leucoderma.

answered by r k on Feb 24, 2007, 7:10:42

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2009-05-29 18:36:52 by ThatRedDog

There are several options for fungus treatment. The first is iodine, which is cheap. Mix it with water and give iodine bath.
Legs should be clipped in summer. The shorter the hair, the less area for fungus to grow. Curry off fungus and dead skin. They make fungus creams such as Dermex and anti-fungal sprays. Furuozone can also be used once the fungus is removed to prevent re-growth.

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2008-12-04 21:31:51 by jade_cicily

Skin problems in dogs and cats are very hard to diagnose. First, it needs to be determined if it is an infection caused by a fungus or bacteria (and what kind), mange, or if it is an allergic reaction. Each treatment is vastly different for the aforementioned, so it is best to get a vet to determine the cause before treating. They will also be able to help with the animals itching during treatment.

There are thousands of types of fungus and most

2011-01-04 00:05:26 by hudsonbay

Antifungals attack only a small fraction of them. Foot fungus for example thrives in dark & damp, like between toes and under nails, so I wouldn't have expected a foot fungus treatment to be effective against fungus thriving in open air (drier) and light (instead of dark)
No guarantee apple cider vinegar will work either. But most fungus is sensitive to Ph and vinegar will radically change the Ph of the skin surface

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    I have suffered from a rashes a month ago. thinking that its
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    About three months ago, near the end of summer, I started to notice a few white spots were on both my arms. They almost look like birth marks, but they're extremely white against my olive colored skin. Over time, they spread more, covering my upper arms, and a few on my lower arms. More recently, within the past couple weeks, they are now on my thighs, and back. These spots are starting to peel, and burn. What could possibly be going on?

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