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Diflucan Tinea Versicolor
See below: The adult dose of Diflucan (fluconazole) for tinea versicolor is 150-300mg once weekly for 2-4 weeks. However recurrence of tv is not uncommon. Additionally, Diflucan (fluconazole) has the potential for serious side effects and interactions with other medications. It must be prescribed by a doc/np/pa & you need to be followed closely. ...Read more
I just finished a diflucan (fluconazole) regimen for tinea versicolor how do I know if there still is an infection or not in the hypopigmented lesions?
Your doctor can diagnose tinea versicolor by what the rash looks like. Occasionally, the doctor may use ultraviolet light, which will make the affected areas appear a fluorescent yellow-green if they're the result of tinea versicolor.
Your doctor may also take a skin sample by scraping some skin and scales from the affected area to look at under a microscope. ...Read more
Hi I am on a 300mg of diflucan (fluconazole) 1xper week for 4 weeks regimen for tinea versicolor how do I know if its cured I have the hypopigmented lesions?
Tinea versicolor is relatively common. It is caused by the fungus pityrosporum ovale, a type of yeast that is normally found on human skin. It only causes problems under certain circumstances. This condition can only be controlled but not cured. 4 weeks of Diflucan (fluconazole) is enough to control your current
outbreak. ...Read more
Hematologist says diflucan (fluconazole) 1x mos. During menses for 4 mos 2 help tinea versicolor & cystic hidritinitis. Derm says doxycycline? Prone 2 infections?
Different diagnoses: I can see why you are asking this question. Tinea versicolor is caused by a fungus can be controlled by an antigungal like fluconazole. Hidrinitis can be complicated by a bacterial - this can be treated with doxycycline. Depending what part of the immune system is affected, you could have two processes going on. ...Read more
Hi, my doctor prescribed me 150mg fluconazole for 7 days for tinea versicolor is this the correct dosage regimen? Usually it's one dose per x/weeks
Many ways to treat: There are many ways to treat tinea versicolor (tv). Tv is caused by a yeast that is not contagious. You can use over the counter selenium sulfide shampoos or over the counter Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo several times per week to keep tv away. Your doctor may also want you to pulse the Fluconazole every 4 weeks. We do this in the warm, humid months. ...Read more
I had white & brown patches (Tinea Versicolor) on my body, face, hand. After consulting will Doctor he prescribed :Selsun shampoo and Fluconazole AF-400 tablet. It has worked very well for me. Now after almost 2yrs it has again start appearing on my face (
Tinea Versicolor: It is very common that Tinea Versicolor recur multiple times even after adequate treatment. There are steps that you can take to prevent future infections. Avoid excessive heat, avoid tanning or excessive sun exposure, avoid excessive sweating, and use prescribed medication. ...Read more
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 more
Prescription meds: This generally takes a simple prescription strength medication that most primary care docs can provide. I prescribe one in a lotion form. Contact your doc. ...Read more
1. Selsun lotion
2. Antifungal agent taken by mouth (e.g. Ketoconazole)
#1 takes a week or more, bathing with the lotion that should be left on the skin for several minutes. #2 can be done in as little as 1 to 3 days- optimally by taking the medication, then a 1/2 hr later, engaging in activity that will allow you to sweat. Remember to wash your undershirts after therapy to avoid reinfection. ...Read more
Maybe: Tinea versicolor is caused by a pretty tough little fungus that lives on your skin. Coconut oil has lauric acid in it, and this is thought to help with foot fungus and have other anti-fungal properties. While there are some reports of it helping, there are many other tree oils that help. So, if you want to try it it likely won't hurt you, but modern antifungals work very well too. ...Read more
You are using selsun shampoo for tinea versicolor, and if you are getting married and want it cleared fast you can take a short course of itracanazole200mgm everyday for 7days or ketocanazole 400mgm single dose, or flucanozole400mgm single dose
but check with your doctor if it is ok to take and you will need a prescription for these drugs. ...Read more
Difficult: I usually start my patients with tinea versicolor on a regimen of selenium sulfide lotion 2.5% daily to affected area as well as a one time dose of ketoconazole 400 mg. Recurrences are common and I advise patients to continue using the selenium sulfide monthly to prevent recurrences after the initial intensive treatment. ...Read more
Color returns slow: Once treated with either selenium sulfide, topical antifungals such as ketoconazole or oral antifungals only the scaling will be gone. The color in hypo pigmented tine versicolor will return very slowlyin those cases the tine versicolor appeared lighter than the surrounding skin. Uvb light can be used if ne essay to repugnant skin, although it will return when exposed to sun. ...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
Tinea Versicolor: It normally takes two week to resolve the tinea versicolor organisms but it can take months for the skin color to return to normal. This treatment is not curative but controls the organism for a time. You will have to be retreated at a later time as the tinea versicolor will return. ...Read more
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
Anti-fungals. Selsum: It can be treated pretty successfully with prescription anti-fungals like ketoconazole or diflucan (fluconazole) - or even Selsum Blue shampoo used as a body wash (google it!). However whatever conditions lead to the original infection are likely to persist and it often returns. Treatments tend to be safe and pretty cheap...especially the Selsum Blue. ...Read more
Medication: See your dermatologist for anti-fungal medication.Get a more detailed answer ›
According to the mayo clinic, if tinea versicolor is severe or does not respond to over-the-counter antifungal medicine, you may need a prescription-strength medication. Some of these medications are topical or oral, including:
ciclopirox (loprox) cream
ketoconazole (nizoral). ...Read more