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Tinea Versicolor


What home remedies have you tried for tinea versicolor? Were any effective? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Cindy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 01

I've tried them all - the vinegar, the shampoos; the only thing that seems to control my tinea versicolor is the yeast pills. I went to the health food store and got them. I take 2 twice a day. I still have it, but it's not as bad. They say this stuff isn't contagious, but all 4 of my siblings have it. I remember my grandmother had it as well. Thankfully, none of our kids has it.


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