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how do you know when tinea versicolor is gone

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
The lesion vanish: However, you're never "cured" because the fungus that causes it is ubiquitous. You can expect to be treated occasionally for years. Nobody knows why o ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Fungal skin problem: Tinea versicolor if a fungal skin infection, usually on the back, chest, abdomen, and neck. Selsun blue shampoo, containing selenium, can help. A pers ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Belis Aladag
14 years experience Family Medicine
Fungus: Tinea versicolor is caused by a fungus. Usually the particular type of fungus involved is malassezia furfur.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: The rash and itching are gone.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Rash is gone: Apply a topical antifungal treatment that you can buy over the counter to the involved skin several times a day until 1 week after the rash has resolv ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No rash: When the rash and itch disappear, you are not contagious.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
Dr. TED FEDER answered
39 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Fungus/yeast infectn: Thrush is Candida Albicans infection, a common fungus or yeast. Common in babies, under dentures, or if your resistance is comprimised. Usually whit ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Rash resolves: as noted-rash will resolve.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Rash resolves: There is no scaling or redness and the itching should be gone.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Ringworm: Symptoms of ringworm include: itchy, red, raised, scaly patches that may blister and ooze. The patches tend to have sharply-defined edges. Red patc ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Onychomycosis: The use of topical agents should be limited to cases involving less than half of the distal nail plate or for patients unable to tolerate systemic tre ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: The cause of these birthmarks is unknown. These spots are noncancerous and are not indicative of any disease or disorder. There is no need for medical ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
38 years experience Bariatrics
No itching: The skin will become normal and your itch will stop
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Mononucleosis: Mononucleosis is a viral infection. It can cause fatigue, swollen lymph glands, fever or sore throat. It goes away by itself- no treatment is needed a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience Dermatology
Itching improving?: The itching should be improving. Symptomatic relief is the best indicator that it is improving. If you are still having problems, you may need to se ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. William Coutts ii
25 years experience Family Medicine
Symptom relief: As the itching and cottage cheese like vaginal discharge resolve, Monostat medication is working.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Scabies is treated with a topical scabicide such as 5% permethrin. It is applied over the entire body from the chin to the toes and left on for 8 to ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
A virus: While there are several different types of herpes viruses the two that people are most concerned about is herpes type 1 and 2. Typically herpes type 1 ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Improved symtpoms: The discharge is not apparent & vulvar redness, itching & burning are resolving. Hopefully there is no longer pain with urination.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Skin cancer : Ultraviolet radiation will cause mutations in the dna of the skin cells leading to skin cancer.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yeast infection: I am unaware so any studies that looked specifically at the course of an untreated yeast infection. Given the ease with which they can be treated with ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Odor: Hello, i would suggest a trip to your family doctor or obgyn. Sounds like you may have a complicated vaginal infection that is resistant to your curre ... Read More
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