I was diagnosed as having a skin fungus over a year ago. The doctor gave me a lotrimin(combination steroid and anti fungal). This would seem to work but would never totally eradicate the fungus. About 4 days ago I started applying coconut oil topically. Its expeller pressed and organic(omega nutrition). My symptoms seem to be worse. The fungus is getting itchier and a bit more inflamed looking. Is this normal? Should I stick with the oil? Is this just the fungus fighting back at first? The healthy skin doesn't seem to have any adverse reaction to the oil just the fungal lesions. I actually tried tea tree oil on it about a month ago and had a similar reaction. So now I'm wondering if this is a sort of "die off effect". I gave up on the tea tree oil when things seemed to be getting worse, however I've also read tea tree oil can be harsh on the skin unless diluted. I haven't heard that about coconut oil.