A 48-year-old female asked:
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can miconazole be used on tinea versicolor instead of ketoconazole?

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Dr. Felecia Sumner
10 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, the 2% cream can be used twice a day for 2 weeks to treat Tinea versicolor. You should see your physician, however, before using, as tinea versicolor could be confused with other things, such as dermatitis or vitiligo, which would not be treated with an antifungal. Best wishes.
Answered on Dec 5, 2017
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Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: both can be used to treat tinea.
Answered on Jul 26, 2014
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