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Fastest way to get rid of tinea versicolor

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omobola Oji
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Anti fungal cream: Tinea versicolor will respond to anti fungal agents however there is no telling how quickly, depends on severity .
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Selenium Sulfide: Tinea versicolor can be a difficult skin condition to eliminate. The infection has nothing to do with hygiene. It is an overgrowth of certain yeasts... Read More
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Color returns slow: Once treated with either selenium sulfide, topical antifungals such as ketoconazole or oral antifungals only the scaling will be gone. The color in hy... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Selsun blue shampoo: The active ingredient in selsun blue shampoo can help get rid of this infection. Use it for washing in the shower and see your doctor for a prescript... Read More
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Several methods: 1. Selsun lotion 2. Antifungal agent taken by mouth ( e.g. Ketoconazole) #1 takes a week or more , bathing with the lotion that should be left on t... Read More
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Selenium wash: Try a selenium-containing shampoo or body wash, including selsun blue.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
TINEA VERSICLOR: You are using selsun shampoo for tinea versicolor, and if you are getting married and want it cleared fast you can take a short course of itracanazole... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Tinea Versicolor: It normally takes two week to resolve the tinea versicolor organisms but it can take months for the skin color to return to normal. This treatment is ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
Dermatology 52 years experience
Tinea versicolor: You can try head and shoulders shampoo applied as a lotion every other day for 2 weeks. If this does not work, your doctor can prescribe pills which ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Maybe: But see your doctor and get a topical like ketaconazole cream to eradicate it.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Persistence: Tinea versicolor takes time to clear & often recurs. Perhaps prescription strength selenium sulfide lotion (2.5%) applied for 10 minutes daily for 7 d... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Difficult: I usually start my patients with tinea versicolor on a regimen of selenium sulfide lotion 2.5% daily to affected area as well as a one time dose of ke... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Noaman Hanif
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Medications: Depends on how extensive it it. If it covers a large portion of your body then ointment/cream would be inconvenient to apply all over. If it is just... Read More