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23 September, 2020

Nkhani Mchitumbuka

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Versicolor

Tiyeni timvetsetse nthenda ya zikanga (versicolor) kapena kuti makhoti/zipere

Zikanga ndi matenda apa khungu characterised by patches of skin that lose pigmentation.Zikanga zimakonda kupanga Ku nsana,pantima mpaka kumaso koma zimatha kupanga pali ponse

Tinea versicolor is caused by kachilombo ka fungus called malassezia. This fungus produces acid amene amapanga interfere with skin pigmentation siziwawa and most times siziyabwa but zimapangisa khungu kusaoneka bwino.

Kachilombo ka fungus kameneka aliyense amakhala nako pakhungu even on healthy skin.The problem comes when kachilomboka overgrow nkuyambisa zikanga.Things that cause the fungus to grow ndi monga

Zitsanzo zake ndi izi

  • Hot and humid conditions
  • Over sweating pa skin
  • Ngati skin yanu ili very oily
  • If you are pregnant
  • Matenda monga diabetes
  • Kuchepa Kwa chitetezo mthupi.
  • Kugwilitsa ntchito kukera Kwa mankhwala (hormonal changes)

Zikanga siziyamba chifukwa chosowa ukhondo and simumapasilana (its not contagious)

When you have zikanga the right treatments are available.antifungal creams which include clotrimazole,ketoconazole,miconazole and Whitefield alipo and zikanga zimatha.sometimes ngati zikanga zikakanika mankhwala opaka akumwa amapelekedwa.Remember to take medications as recommended

Musazivutitse kupaka break fluid kaya kupaka crushed bactrim mankhwala oyenerela alipo and ambiri ndiotchipanso you can get them Ku pharmacy.Do not hesitate kupeza treatment earlier zisanapange spread komanso kukhala nthawi yaitali kuti treatment isazakuvuteni.

Kupewa zikanga yesesani kugwilitsa ntchito mafuta Opanga control oil if you know your skin is oily,avoid sweating kwambiri if you can.keep your skin most,kusamba just after exercising.

How Tinea Versicolor Is Treated

Treatment of tinea versicolor can consist of creams, lotions, or shampoos that are put on the skin. It can also include medication given as pills. The type of treatment will depend on the size, location, and thickness of the infected area.

Treatment options include:

  • Topical anti-fungals.  These products are applied directly to your skin and may be in the form of lotion, shampoo, cream, foam, or soap. They keep the growth of the yeast under control. Over-the-counter anti-fungal topical products containing ingredients such as clomatrimazole ketoconazole, miconazole, zinc-pyrithione, selenium sulfide, and terbinafine are available. But sometimes prescription medications may be needed.
  • Anti-fungal pills. These may be used to treat more serious or recurrent cases of tinea versicolor. Or in some cases they may be used because they can provide a simpler and quicker resolution of the infection. These medicines are given by prescription and can have side effects. So it’s important to be monitored by your doctor while using anti-fungal pills.

Treatment usually eliminates the fungal infection. However, the discoloration of the skin may take up to several months to resolve.

Lifestyle Tips for Managing Tinea Versicolor

Recurrent episodes are very common because the yeast that causes the infection is a normal fungus that lives on skin. Medicated cleansers may be used once a week for 10 minutes at a time for a few months to help prevent tinea versicolor from coming back. You may need to use these cleansers if the infection keeps returning, especially if you live in a warm and humid area.

Here are some tips to help you manage tinea versicolor:

  • Avoid using oily skin products.
  • Reduce your exposure to the sun. Exposure to the sun may trigger or worsen an episode, and a tan makes the rash more visible.
  • If you have to go out in the sun, consider using an anti-fungal shampoo daily for a couple of days prior to sun exposure.
  • Put on sunscreen every day. Use a broad spectrum, non-greasy formula with a minimum sun protection factor (SPF) of 30.
  • Do not wear tight clothing.
  • Wear breathable fabrics, such as cotton, to decrease sweating