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What can be used to treat a fungus that causes skin discoloration?

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Dr. Robert Kwok answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Antifungal medicine: Fungus infections of the skin usually change the skin color, but after a few to many months, the color should be back to normal. Common "ringworm", jock itch, or athlete's foot rashes are treated with over-the-counter lotriminaf cream. Tinea versicolor rash on the back and chest is treated with selsun blue shampoo. A doctor can check to be sure the rash is fungal, and give details on treatment.

Answered 9/17/2017

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Dr. Michael Fisher answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Tinea Versicolor: Treatment of tinea versicolor with topical antifungals. Topical antifungal medications are the treatment of choice for tinea versicolor. The following topical antifungal treatment regimens have been shown to produce a greater than 70% clinical response rate: 2% Ketoconazole Cream applied once daily for 11-22 days, 2% ketoconazole shampoo regimen (lathered over affected and surrounding areas).

Answered 6/26/2014

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