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Alternative Treatments For Tinea Versicolor
TV: Tinea versicolor is a superficial fungal skin infection that is characterized by discoloration of the skin (hypo-/hyperpigmentation), hence its name. It is often a chronic recurrent process. There are various treatments that include topical and oral agents. Since some of the oral agents are delivered through the sweat glands in the skin, physicians may recommend brisk exercise after the intake. ...Read more
Wrong question: Cyanide is "natural". So is poison ivy. What you need to know is what is effective & what is safe. Otc you can get Miconazole or Clotrimazole cream: cheap, safe, effective. You can also get head& shoulders or selsun or ketoconazole shampoo. Rub on the shampoo 1 or 2 hours before you get in the shower. Prescription azole tabs are the easiest treatment. ...Read more
Is there any long term treatments to prevent the high recurrence rate of tinea versicolor all year long especially in summer ? Is this forever ?
Mainly cosmetic: Tinea versicolor is a primarily cosmetic disease; it does not cause any systemic invasion or illness. That being said, it is understandable to be annoyed by its recurrence. I would advise discussing with your doctor either monthly topical selenium or ketoconazole shampoo to the affected areas; alternatively, you can do a monthly oral dose of itraconazole during the warm months. ...Read more
Hello, about tinea versicolor , I know one of the topical treatments is using ketoconazol shampoo daily but how long?1 month or 1week?Thanks
2 weeks: I recommend 2 weeks. You may want to reuse 2 days per month after that because it has a high recurrence rate. ...Read more
Hello. Is it safe to mix and apply different topical antifungal treatments (e.G. Azole creams) together? I have suspected tinea versicolor. Thank you.
Pityrosporum ovale: Tinea versicolor is a common fungal infection of the skin caused by pityrosporum ovale. It usually presents as dark reddish-brown patches on the skin of the back, upper arms, axilla, chest, and neck. The patches sometimes appear lighter than the surrounding skin because they do not tan with sun exposure. Treatment is often with topical antifungals (e.g. Ketoconazole). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A fungal infection: Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection of the skin that can cause scaling and color changes. It commonly occurs on the chest, shoulders and upper back. The fungus that causes it can be found in many places, including the sweat someone leaves behind on a weight room bench. That is a reason why you may be asked to wipe down equipment after using it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tinea Versicolor: Tinea versicolor is quite common particularly in the teens that i see. It is very difficult to treat but selenium sulfide (selsun) can help. Apply to affected areas and allow to dry on skin leave on for 30-60 minutes and wash off. Repeat daily up to 14 days. Other antifungal creams may be used for small areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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