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A 18-year-old male asked:

Will rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide help kill tinea versicolor? since they are used to prevent infections of any kind? used and burns were tinea

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Dr. Ernest Block
Trauma Surgery 35 years experience
No!: Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection. We see it commonly in florida, where people may share beach towels. Although many fungal creams can be applied, an effective and economical alternative is dandruff shampoo (e.g. Head and shoulders). Skin conditions can have many presentations, so be sure you have the correct diagnosis.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care 19 years experience
Tinea is a fungus: Please use an anti-fungal cream or powder to treat a fungus.

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