"Healthy skin may normally have the fungus that causes this disorder growing in its pores (the opening of the hair follicles). Tinea versicolor occurs when the fungus becomes overgrown. A number of factors may trigger this growth, including:
* Hot, humid weather
* Excessive sweating
* Oily skin
* Hormonal changes
* Immunosuppression ï¿½?? when the immune system is unable to protect the body from the growth of yeast or fungus on the skin or elsewhere."
Not too serious a fungus, IMO. Seems, and from other sources, that everyone has it. And some people have the fungus to a visible level. Myself, I woke up this morning with a little flareup of tinea.
I use ketoderm cream. Also known as ketoconazole. Takes about two weeks to get rid of every visual cue of the fungus. I get it on my groin and torso, particularly the upper torso. Ketoderm cream has no such negative side effects. I apply twice a day.
Why I think I had the outbreak this morning was that last night we had a snowstorm here where I went out for a walk. Made me sweat - was walking up and down hills walking on thick snow. Figure the sweat and waterproof jacket helped create a moist environment for some kind of flareup. But I ain't god and can't tell the cause lol.
I have read a bit about using vinegar for funguses and shit like that. Anyone tried this?