Painless dark brown to black patches due to a fungus called tinea nigra. The victim of this disease is sole of feet and another one is palm of hands.It is persistent and slow growing. The effect of this type of fungus enhanced in a tropical climate.
Main characteristics are following:
Diagnosis based on lab examination of skin scraping by using KOH. The treatment lasts for the 2-4 week by using anti-fungal ointment or cream. The other disorder which has similar symptoms like tinea nigra is:
This can distinguish by the skin scraping.to avoid to increase symptom avoid traveling to tropical area, avoid contact with dirt, sewage and rotting wood.
Vinegar has antifungal properties and is used to treat tinea nigra.
Apply on the affected area for 15 min thrice a day. Apply this treatment until you get relief from this problem.
Baking soda and vinegar are collectively used to treat fungal infection. It is the cheapest home remedy to treat tinea nigra.
Mix it gently and applied to the affected site twice a day for 7 days as an antifungal.
Tea tree oil good to treat tinea nigra. It gives moisturizer for infected area. It has anti-fungal property.
Rub undiluted tea tree oil on affected site twice a day act as an antifungal. Also keeps the skin moist.