Last Modified on Jun 21, 2014
Treatment of poikiloderma of civatte includes treatments that both eliminate fungus and reduce inflammation. Hydrogen peroxide and other oxidizing substances eliminate fungus. Likewise, many natural supplements serve as effective treatments of inflammation including fish oil and cod liver oil.
What is Poikiloderma of Civatte?
A skin condition described as primarily cosmetic, poikiloderma of civatte is characterized by weathered patches of skin on the sides of the neck and chest. The condition is most common in older females is believed to be caused by cumulative skin damage. Common symptoms of the condition include red appearance of the skin, skin lightening and darkening, mottle blotches of skin, hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation.
Natural Remedies for Fungal Infections of the Skin
Treatments for fungal infections vary; however, some of the most effective include hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Other natural substances are also effective for treating skin conditions, particularly those with omega-3 fats. Other vitamins and minerals also support healthy skin and prevent imbalance.
[YEA] Thank you Ted, for that information. After about one month of Poikiloderma of Civatte, it had spread from my neck creases to my chest, just about where a necklace would be. The itching got to be just too much. I stumbled on Ted's account of the kangeroos eating grass with a fungus in it. I did research online to find out what to eat in an alkaline diet. Actually I could see improvements within 24 hours and a big change in 48 hours. I am now on day 10 of the diet and I have no more symptoms. I did cut back one day during that time and I ate more acid food, but then the itching started to get worse, so I knew the diet was working. I am eating brown rice, hard boiled eggs, nuts, green apples, lots of fruits and vegetables, lemonade, some yogurt, only very small amounts of meat & shellfish once a day (because these are acid), no sugar at all. I am willing to stay on this diet indefinitely to protect my liver. Do you have an estimate of time when I can eat more acid foods such as raisin bran with milk for breakfast? (age 68, female)
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02/12/2011Posted by Sheila (Dewsbury, United Kingdom) on 06/06/2008
I am female, 62 years old, and have always kept well clear of the sun and always used a sunscreen when I had no choice but to go out in the sun. However, I recently began using a natural, organic moisturiser with a suncreen factor of 15F, which I applied before going out on a sunny day. I only put the cream on my neck, not on my face. The weather here has been cool and only moderately sunny,but almost immediately I began to develop the red neck and upper chest typical of chronic sun damage.I can only think that some of the ingredients in the moisturiser made my skin photo-sensitive (possibly the PABA Ester). I don't use this moisturiser any more, and have reverted to a normal sunscreen and still avoid the sun as much as possible. However, the redness is still there after one month, and doesn't look as if it will go away now. At present it is fairly mild, but I fear that it might worsen over time. I know there are various laser treatments, etc. available, but I don't want to go down that route - too expensive and possibly not safe long-term. Do any of you have any safe, natural treatments which could reduce the redness? It is not rosacea. It goes by the strange name of Poikiloderma of Cevatte.Replied by Ted