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Carmichaels, PA
A 51-year-old male asked:

remedy for tinea versicolor? i've had great success with ketaconazol. (spelling?)

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Nizoral (ketoconazole)...: Nizoral (ketoconazole) is the market name. Take 400mg by mouth and do physical activity to sweat a lot Can be repeated in a week. Iron your undergarments....prevents recurrence. Takes body few weeks to normalize the pigmentary changes.

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Vale, NC
A 55-year-old male asked:

I've had tinea versicolor for 30 years; more seasonal in nature. Any OTC help available for this?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Selsun Blue shampoo: Tinea versicolor if a fungal skin infection, usually on the back, chest, abdomen, and neck. Selsun blue shampoo, containing selenium, can help. A person can put selsun blue on the rash areas, wait 10-15 minutes, and then take his regular shower. If he does this once a day for 3 days, then once a week for 3 weeks, and then once a month, it should work. Skin color takes many months to even out.

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