Fungal Infections & Homeopathy


Fungal Infections are one a very common and annoying skin complaints in hot & humid weather.

Medically termed as Pityriasis or Tinea Infection , these are caused by  fungi of  Melassezia family.

There are several variants seen in dermatophytoses or fungal infections…tinea versicolor, tinea alba, seborrhoeic dermatitis , cradle cap etc.


Rash, itching, bran-like or flaky skin, dryness, pin – pricking sensation are most commonly seen.

Change of skin color to- white, pale, brown, red or pink,

Location: Tinea may be seen on scalp, behind ears which is usually termed as Tinea Capitis

When located at beard area its called as Tinea Barbae

If on the rest of body its known as Tinea corporis

Seborrhoeic Dermatitis, is seen on face, back, shoulder and looks like acne.

Tinea infections are more common in children, teen and young adults. Since the fungus requires moisture and sebum ( fat like substance) to grow , and older individuals have drier skin, they are less commonly affected.

However, individuals with low immunity, or those suffering from debilitating illness like HIV, or taking steroids may suffer from Tinea Infections.

Treatment & Management:

Tinea infection tend to recur, hence applying ointments , creams , lotions are practically useless, they only the hide the symptoms , which come back in the worse of forms later.

Seborrhoeic dermatitis is very common and embarrassing issue with teens & young adults, which if often chronic & unresponsive to conventional medical treatment.

Hygiene is an important focus in treatment of any skin ailments, yet individuals who are very cautious about cleanliness may also get Tinea infections, which indicates a CONSTITUTIONAL TENDENCY , and hence homeopathy comes into the picture.

Since these are contagious , not sharing ones clothes, towels, toiletries is the first thing to do.

Applying something soothing to keep skin fairly moisturized ( but not oily/ sticky), is helpful in controlling itching.


Sulphur, Arsenic Album, Psorinum, Bacillium, Petroleum, Sepia, Natrum,Pulsatilla, Silicea,Mezereum are some of the frequently indicated remedies for these complaints.

However homeopathic prescription is based on a totality of symptoms which comprises of physical symptoms, temperament, tendencies and personal & family history of the individual. So if you are suffering from any kind of fungal infections, get in touch with a Homeopathic Practitioner to get a personalized prescription to get rid of this infection completely & safely.




3 thoughts on “Fungal Infections & Homeopathy

  1. Dr. Anil Vangani says:

    Great article Dr. Anshita, Cogratulations, I would like to share my experience that amongst the list of homeopathic medicines, medicines having hydrogenoid background have proven very effective as fungal infections are developed in creases of body which remain moist.

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