Poikiloderma of Civatte Remedies

| Modified on Jun 12, 2018

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.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide serves as a natural antibacterial agent. The hydrogen and oxygen in the compound break down and oxidize the system, making it an unsuitable environment for fungus and other bacteria. This process heals the condition from the inside out and eliminates imbalances that may be causing the issue.

Baking Soda

Detoxing the liver and alkalizing the body is another component of treating this skin condition. Baking soda helps achieve this level of detox as it neutralizes fungus and any other toxins in the body. Baking soda aids in maintaining an appropriate level of carbon dioxide as well as pH in the body, serving as an effective antifungal agent.

Omega-3 Fats

Fish oil and cod liver oil are also suitable components of a treatment regimen for various skin conditions. Omega-3s serve as anti-inflammatory agents, which relieve inflammation of the skin and other areas of the body.

Poikiloderma of civatte is a skin condition that involves the appearance of “weathered patches” on the neck and chest. While the condition does not present a grave health concern, it can be unsightly and uncomfortable. A number of natural treatments can be used to relieve and remedy the condition entirely.

Ted's Remedies

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Posted by Suzieq (Palm Bay, Fl) on 05/03/2010

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)

Replied by Kevin
(Boston, Ma)

I suffer from Poikiloderma of Civatte. Doctors here in Boston say it is sun damage. Even though I have used sunscreen extensively it is getting worse. It is on my neck and upper chest. I have tried 4-5 liver cleanses using the olive oil/grapefruit method and I take supplements (Vit A, C, E, D) probiotics, quercitin, flax oil. I am intrigued by your article, however I only saw one response.

1. have others had success doing this?
2. Is there a way to reduce the redness?
3. I read Borax is poisonous, how can you apply it to the skin.
4. is there a better way to cleanse the liver?

thanks, Kevin

Replied by Tj

What is the best way to apply the hydrogen peroxide and the baking soda? Thank you.


Hi Ted, just wondering how much hydrogen perioxide to apply to the neck and chest and baking soda do you use in the water for piokilderma. is there anything else I can do for this condition? Thank you

Replied by Steve
(Portland, Oregon)

I've had this condition for 30 years. They aren't patches (spotty) but my back is all read and chest neck and face. Chest and neck are the worse. I was told to try IPL but it costs $1,000 and I don't have that much.

Replied by Cynthia

Hello Sir, in my opinion I DO NOT think you should try IPL laser treatments. My husband I believe has this condition, it started out with some discoloration. He wanted to nip it in the bud so to speak, so he went ahead and had several treatments. He regrets it now big time. It exacerbated his symptoms immensely, the discoloration is the least of his problems now. He now deals with tingling, itching and extreme pain. I wish someone would of warned him of the dangers.

Replied by Heidi

Heat aggravates the Poikiloderma so IPL is useless and only agitates. Notice how the red get more pronounced whenever you exert yourself or in hot weather even if you are out in the sun? There is a cold 'laser" treatment I have been told Fraxel Repair laser can be more effective but all paths are expensive so I am looking for a natural way. Anyway, I just wanted to reach out about the IPL and other "HEAT" producing treatments, the Poiki monster lives on heat and just reproduces. Good luck. I wish I had all the answers, I would be a very wealthy woman. :-)

Replied by Kandice
(Huntsville, Al)

Just wondering what is best to rid the redness from Poikiloderma?