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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 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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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience Dermatology
A fungal infection: Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection of the skin that can cause scaling and color changes. It commonly occurs on the chest, shoulders and upper back ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Belis Aladag
15 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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Dr. Hiten Patel
73 years experience Urology
Pityrosporum ovale: Tinea versicolor is a common fungal infection of the skin caused by pityrosporum ovale. It usually presents as dark reddish-brown patches on the skin ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Several choices: If you're not adverse to taking a safe medication... the physicians I've known who've had this very common skin problem take a big ketoconazole tablet ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Tinea versicolor: It can be unattractive in some cases especially if it is on exposed part of the skin.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
23 years experience Pediatrics
Topical treatment: I would recommend topical therapy first, such as selenium sulfide lotion (prescription.) while there are pills available that have an indication to tr ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Many possibilities: This superficial skin fungal infection can be managed at first with one of numerous otc preparations which can be purchased at your pharmacy or online ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
13 years experience Dermatology
Head and shoulders: Use shampoos with zinc and/or selenium as a body wash in the shower. Leave the shampoo on for several minutes and then wash off. Recurrence is common.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bennett
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Topical vs oral: Can use topical antifungals such as clotrimazole, ketoconazole or terbinafine or can take oral anti-fungals if it is all over, such as ketoconazole, f ... Read More
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