As you already know, tinea versicolor is a yeast infection, and like most yeast infections, they can be extremely uncomfortable, itchy and hard to get rid of. Even though yeast infections are usually treated with prescription or over-the-counter creams, a lot of people are turning to natural remedies, such as coconut oil. Coconut oil is said to be very beneficial in many ways, including balancing your hormones and aiding digestion. It’s also said to have antibacterial properties, which make it a great treatment for yeast infection.
As an antifungal, coconut oil is proven to help treat some yeast infections, such as Candida albicans. In fact, it was proven to be a better alternative to fluconazole, which is a medicament commonly used to treat yeast infections. However, not all coconut oil products are the same, so when shopping, make sure you get pure, organic coconut oil. Contrary to what many people think, pure, organic coconut oil doesn’t have a strong coconut smell.
You should use the coconut oil by applying it directly to the affected area by rubbing it into the skin where tinea versicolor is. However, before you start treating yourself for tinea versicolor or any other type of yeast infection using coconut oil, you need to make sure that you do have tinea versicolor. Moreover, if you’re taking other medications for tinea versicolor, you shouldn’t use coconut oil. The same is applied if you’re allergic to coconut or have recurring yeast infections.