white spots spreading all over my body is this fungal infection help me to treat this with some home remedies

White spots all over the body are a symptom of a fungal skin infection known as tinea versicolor. When a type of yeast - Pityrosporum ovale – multiplies and forms small colonies on the surface of the skin, tinea versicolor develops. The exact reasons for the overgrowth of yeast are still not known, as the condition tends to occur in some people and not in others. What is known is that tinea versicolor is not contagious and is more common during hot and moist weather when sweating increases the growth of the fungus. Other possible causes for white spots on the skin include oily skin, hormonal changes and immunosuppressive medications.

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.
In order to prevent the infection from recurring, you may need to use a medicated cleanser on the skin once or twice a month. During the hot months of summer, this can be used more frequently to prevent an overgrowth of the fungus as well. Other ways to prevent white spots on the skin are:

  • 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

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

answered by r k

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