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A 18-year-old male asked:

Hi i have tinea versicolor around my stomach and it is bad. i tried selsun blue 1% selenium sulfide but it just made the pigmentation of my skin worse?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Get seen: Unless you're reluctant to take a basically safe medication, a single ketoconazole tablet followed by an hour or two of whatever exercise makes you break a sweat will probably clear you. Repeat monthly. Ask your physician.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Provided original answer
I also trust the diagnosis is correct. Most family physicians can make the call but a dermatologist would be your specialist.
Jun 6, 2014
Dr. Saul Hymes
pediatrics - Infectious Disease 16 years experience
Dermatologist: I would advise seeing a dermatologist. It is possible it isn't times verso color at all or may need different management.
Dr. Saul Hymes
Dr. Saul Hymes commented
pediatrics - Infectious Disease 16 years experience
Provided original answer
That should read "tinea versicolor", apologies for the typo.
Jun 6, 2014

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