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Fastest Way To Get Rid Of Tinea Versicolor
Anti fungal cream: Tinea versicolor will respond to anti fungal agents however there is no telling how quickly, depends on severity. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm using noble soap 2% piryritione zinc everyday when showering, can this help to get rid of tinea versicolor and prevent reccurance?
Maybe: But see your doctor and get a topical like ketaconazole cream to eradicate it. ...Read more
How can I cure/get rid of tinea versicolor...Have used selsun blue...Taken perscribed pills by dermatologists...Nothing works. Help!?
Persistence: Tinea versicolor takes time to clear & often recurs. Perhaps prescription strength selenium sulfide lotion (2.5%) applied for 10 minutes daily for 7 days will work better than otc selsun blue (due to higher concentration of active ingredient). Washing clothing, bedding, bath linens (or perhaps using an ultraviolet wand) to destroy the fungus will speed recovery. ...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
Medication: See your dermatologist for anti-fungal medication.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have tinea versicolor on my body and it's bothering me I want to know how can I get rid of it, what can I use?
Depends on how extensive it it.
If it covers a large portion of your body then ointment/cream would be inconvenient to apply all over. If it is just small amount you could use Ketoconazole 2% cream apply once daily for 14 days. If extensive then see your pcp for oral ketoconazole. ...Read more
I got tinea versicolor everywhere back, neck, chest, I just wanna get rid of this so I can take my shirt off?
Not easy: Tinea versicolor is a little difficult to resolve the uneven coloring, even after being treated as the sun unevenly tans the affected skin as opposed to the unaffected skin, highlighting the areas. I use an oral antifungal, called ketaconazole 2 weeks apart, combined with using a shampoo, either Nizoral (ketoconazole) or selsun blue type on a weekly basis. See your doctor for treatment! ...Read more