In 2006 I noticed light red, or pale brown patches developing on my back, which was later diagnosed by my doctor as Tinea Versicolor. I was prescribed an oral medication and sent on my way.

The medication worked for a few months to reduce my rash but soon after the rash would return in force. If ignored, it would start to itch until I was forced to go back to get more medication. It wasn’t a sever itch by any means and only flared up when exposed to the sun, exercise, or certain foods. The ugly rash was more of a problem for me because people would always ask me, “why do you have that rash?”

For the next several years, I went back and forth to the doctor.  The oral anti-fungal medicine was expensive, hard on the liver and only lasted a few months before the rash would return.

I got so frustrated and annoyed by the ugly patches I started looking for over the counter or natural solutions.  I turned to the web, YouTube, and medical journals to figure out how to get rid of Tinea Versicolor.

Through trial and error, I was able to treat it successfully and was able to get my Tinea Versicolor under control without using expensive oral medications and using readily available and safe over the counter treatments.  And, I found a way to keep it away following a very simple preventative maintenance program.

Below are a couple of pictures from before I started treating my tinea, and approximately 10 days later.

tinea versicolor -1

before treatment


after 10 days

tinea versicolor gone after 90 days

approximately 90 days







Since I believe in sharing my experience with others who suffer from this annoying disease, I have put this website together to share what worked for me and many others. I am not a doctor or medical professional. All information on this site is for information purposes only and only reflects my personal experience. It should not be mistaken for medical advice and if there is any question, you should always seek the advice of your medical professional.

Meanwhile, feel free to look around and learn more about how I got rid of my Tinea Versicolor.

Best regards,






David Irely