Pityriasis Versicolour Managed by Individualized Homoeopathic Medicine- A Case Report

  • Sushanta Sasmal Post Graduate Trainee, 3rd year, Dept. of Case Taking and Repertory Mahesh Bhattacharyya Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital. Doomurjala, Howrah, West Bengal, India
  • Priyanka Mallick Department of Medicine, D N De Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospitals,12 G K road, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Keywords: Homoeopathy, Individualisation, Pityriasis Versicolour, Tinea Versicolour


Pityriasis Versicolor, also known as tinea versicolor, is a common, benign, superficial fungal infection of the skin. Clinical features of pityriasis Versicolor include either hyperpigmented or hypopigmented finely scaled macules. The most frequently affected sites are the trunk, neck, and proximal extremities is caused by Malassezia species. This condition is one of the most common superficial fungal infections worldwide, particularly in tropical climates. Pityriasis Versicolor, is difficult to cure and the chances for relapse or recurrent infections are high due to the presence of Malassezia in the normal skin flora. In this case a male patient approached to our Out Patient department with complaints of hypopigmented, finely scaly patches in back with itching for 1 months, which was diagnosed as Pityriasis Versicolour after clinical examination. Initially we started our treatment with Carcinosinum 200, and from then patient shows gradual improvement. Within a period of 1 month patient shows promising improvement and it takes 2 more months to subside other residual complaints. This case report not only portrays effectiveness of individualised homoeopathy but also focuses on the cost effectiveness of homoeopathic treatments.

How to Cite
Sasmal, S., & Mallick, P. (2021, December 25). Pityriasis Versicolour Managed by Individualized Homoeopathic Medicine- A Case Report. International Journal of AYUSH Case Reports, 5(4), 315-320. Retrieved from https://ijacare.in/index.php/ijacare/article/view/277