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How do you know when tinea versicolor is gone?

How do you know when tinea versicolor is gone?

The lesion vanish: However, you're never "cured" because the fungus that causes it is ubiquitous. You can expect to be treated occasionally for years. Nobody knows why one person gets it and another doesn't, but thankfully it's easy to manage. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Epidural (Definition)

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I have severe case of tinea versicolor help please?

I have severe case of tinea versicolor help please?

Antifungals: Tinea versicolor is caused by yeast living on the skin. Typically, it can be treated topically with over the counter medications such as selenium sulfide, miconazole, clotrimazole. Severe cases may require the addition of oral antifungal medications, requiring a prescription. ...Read more

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I Have Tinea Versicolor. What effective drug should I use?

Topical anti fungal: Depending on the extension and location of the disease, you can use from Selenium Sulfide shampoo (like Selsun Blue) or Clotrimazole or terfinabine creams. Also oral antifungals can be taken for recalcitrant cases. You should expect that the skin discoloration may persist for months after treatment and resolution have occurred. ...Read more

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How can I tell tinea versicolor from vitiligo?

How can I tell tinea versicolor from vitiligo?

Simple: You can have a dermatologist perform a skin scraping as well as you can try anti-fungal shampoos or lotions. If it resolves with anti-fungal therapy it is tinea versicolor. Vitiligo is a permanent autoimmune disease where the melanin is lost for good. ...Read more

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What is the main reason behind tinea versicolor?

What is the main reason behind tinea versicolor?

See below: Tina versicolor is caused by a fungus of the genus malassezia. It is a dimorphic fungus that is part of normal skin flora. Transforming of the fugus from yeast cells to a pathogenic mycelial form is what cause the clinical disease. Why this happens is not completely understood but is associated with hot, humid weather, increased sweating and the use of topical skin oils. It is not bad hygiene. ...Read more

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How should I treat my laundry to kill tinea versicolor?

How should I treat my laundry to kill tinea versicolor?

Treat yourself: You may have tinea versicolor. Apply selsun blue shampoo to skin, leave on for a few minutes, then rinse off in shower. Do this 2-3 times per week for a month to help treat the fungus. The laundry does not carry the fungus. ...Read more

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Can triancinolone acetonide be used to treat tinea versicolor effectively?

Can triancinolone acetonide be used to treat tinea versicolor effectively?

Wrong choice: This is the worst thing you can do for tinea versicolor. It will encourage fungal growth long-term and risk damaging your skin in the process. With all the different kinds of stuff that work for tinea versicolor, you can find something that works. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of tinea versicolor?

How can I get rid of tinea versicolor?

Several methods: 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

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Can coconut oil treat tinea versicolor?

Can coconut oil treat tinea versicolor?

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

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Ways to get rid of persistent tinea versicolor?

Ways to get rid of persistent tinea versicolor?

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

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What's the best way to get rid of tinea versicolor?

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

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What are some tinea versicolor, natural treatments?

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

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Is itraconazole used to treat tinea versicolor?

Yes: Itraconazole and ketoconazole pills as well as topical azole or terbinifine cream are used. ...Read more

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Is tinea versicolor contagious to newborn baby?

Is tinea versicolor contagious to newborn baby?

Yes, it's possible.: Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection of the skin. Perspiration and hot humid environments are conducive to the spread of this offending agent. Consequently with skin to skin contact of a newborn in a warm, moist environment it is conceivably "possible" to spread this to a baby. Having said that, in my 30 years of active pediatric office practice I have yet to see a newborn with tinea versicolor. ...Read more

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Are tinea versicolor and thrush linked to one another?

Are tinea versicolor and thrush linked to one another?

No: Other being an alternative form of yeast, the two have little in common. The organism, malassensia furfur is quite different from than candida yeast that causes thrush. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of tinea versicolor spots on my back?

How can I get rid of tinea versicolor spots on my back?

Tinea versicolor: You can try head and shoulders shampoo applied as a lotion every other day for 2 weeks. If this does not work, your doctor can prescribe pills which are very effective in this fungal infection. ...Read more

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How to get rid of the spots caused by tinea versicolor in as fast as a week?

Anti fungal cream: Tinea versicolor will respond to anti fungal agents however there is no telling how quickly, depends on severity. ...Read more

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How can I treat tinea versicolor from the inside, without creams or shampoos?

How can I treat tinea versicolor from the inside, without creams or shampoos?

Tinea versicolor: Oral antifungal can be used including ketoconazole or Fluconazole 400 mg in a single dose, or ketoconazole 200 mg daily for 7 days, or itraconazole 400 mg daily for 3–7 days. The single-dose regimens can be made more effective by exercising 1–2 hours after the dose, to induce sweating, which is allowed to evaporate, and showering is delayed for a day, leaving a film of the medication on the skin. ...Read more

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Why do I continually have reoccurrences of granuloma annulare and tinea versicolor??

Why do I continually have reoccurrences of granuloma annulare and tinea versicolor??

With tinea versicolo: It is common to recur with sweating and activities. Try using selsun shampoo weekly in shower leaving on for 20 min, to see if reduces recurrence.
for the GA, there is still little known about why it recurs and why it can spread and be persistent. I try grape seed extract for my patients as well as UVB if steroids don't work ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my tinea versicolor, that was there last year, but has come back?

Oral ketoconazole: Take oral ketoconazole 200 mg in the morning along with orange juice for seven days then afterwards, one a week for 4 weeks. This has a better chance to rid of t.V. For long. ...Read more

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Can tinea versicolor be controlled by having a particular diet like no yeast or sugar?

Can tinea versicolor be controlled by having a particular diet like no yeast or sugar?

No: Tinea versicolor is a chronic fungal skin infection. To make it go away (temporarily), you have to kill the fungus by using anti-fungal medications like clotrimazole, ketoconazole, or miconazole. Otc dandruff shampoos applied for 10 minutes each day in the shower may also help. It is not caused by eating yeast or sugar. It often recurs, especially in warm months/climate. ...Read more

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Do I need to consult a dermatologist for tinea versicolor or direct apply candid tv suspension? I am worried

Try it: No harm from using selenium sulfide and/or clotrimazole for a few hours and repeating it a few times. If this fails you may question the diagnosis. You may find oral therapy easier and more effective. I favor fluconazole, 1 or 2 doses. ...Read more

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What are the best lifestyle choices in terms of nutrition and clothing to keep tinea versicolor from recurring?

Tinea versicolor: Nutrition and clothing have a limited effect on tinea versicolor (tv). True, if one wears heavy clothing and gets hot and sweats underneath, tv is more likely to overgrow. Tv flares when it is hot and humid outside or when one travels to hot humid areas. Regular intermittent treatments with antifungal medications tend to keep tv under good control. ...Read more

Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Pityriasis Versicolor (Definition)

Is a rash on the trunk and proximal extremities. It is very difficult to get rid of. You need to see a physician for a prescription of topical antifungal meds and may possible need to take medicine by mouth. You could try tea tree oil ...Read more