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Head And Shoulders For Tinea Versicolor
I've had this odor emmiting from head & face and recently been told I have tinea versicolor. It feeds off oils and dead skin cells. Can it be the cause?
Can be: It can be part of it. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. Read more
I got tinea versicolor on my skin, I think it may came because of the dun throw the summer. Please can you give me a name of any medicine I should get?
If you have a very light white patch on your face does it mean you have vitiligo? Doe tinea versicolor appear on face?
Hi, I have got tinea versicolor 3 month ago took 2x200mg ketoconazole for 7 days and now it's back and now on my face what should I do?
Infection: It is a fungal infection w/ the spore & pseudohyphae that sometimes not easy to eradicate completely. Keep a good personal hygiene. Also, your immune system and treatment received are important. Make sure you keep your fingernail short and always to wash your hand. Go to see dermatologist. Perhaps in addition to oral antifungal, you also need antifungal cream. Discuss further with your derm. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tinea versicolor: I googled for the white spots on my skin and they look exactly like tinea versicolor. How can I kill it?
Looking for any suggestions on immediate relief options for extreme itchy skin due to tinea versicolor. The itch ends up hurting so badly?
My baby was diagnosed having some type of tinea versicolor, given kind of clotrimazole, does my babys skin will back to normal color with this medicine, ?
Tinea Versicolor: Tinea versicolor is a common infection of healthy people caused by a fungus that is commonly found on normal human skin. There seems to be a genetic predisposition to develop tinea versicolor, the nature of which is poorly understood. This skin condition can be controlled but rarely cured. Read more
Red cluster of bumps on my palm itchy but kinda sore I have real sensive skin problems and I also tinea versicolor on shoulders and back?
See your doctor: Not enough info to be sure, any lesion in the palm or soles, should be checked for the sexual transmitted disease syphilis. It is rare but if risk factors are present should be checked. The tinea versicolor can be treated with anti-fungal but be aware that the discolorations may not improve for a long while even once the fungus is cleared. Read more
Tinea Versicolor: Topical anti-fungal medications are the treatment of choice for tinea versicolor. The following topical antifungal treatment regimens have been shown to produce a greater than 70% clinical response rate: 2% Ketoconazole Cream applied once daily for 11-22 days 2% ketoconazole shampoo regimen (lathered over affected and surrounding areas and left on for at least 5 minutes for three days. Read more
Long after the bacteria tinea versicolor was determined GONE from my chest, the lightened skin patch remains. How can I restore my skin pigmentation?
Whoa: First, tinea versicolor is a fungus, not a bacterium. Second, culture is famously unreliable as a means of determining that it's gone. Third, the fungus is ubiquitous and returns quickly -- you manage tinea versicolor long-term. Fourth, a single depigmented patch is unlikely to be tinea versicolor. Perhaps there is a misunderstanding or you need a second physician's opinion. Read more
No: Tinea versicolor is a failry common skin infection with a fungus called malassezia furfur. A person does not need to have HIV infection in order to have a case of tinea versicolor. This can be treated by oral or topical antifungals depending on the extent of the infection. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, it is safe on the face. Read more
Is loprox (ciclopirox) cream ok to use on my mild to oily skin on face to treat tinea versicolor or is the gel version better?
Not much difference: The 3 topical formulations (gel, cream, lotion) available offer little difference for skin type...They just feel a bit different during application because of different consistency, but otherwise they all dry out relatively quickly and thus probably won't make much of a difference for you. So whatever you have/got, give it a try. U probably have more than just on face? Consult doc. Good luck. Read more
How can I darken a region of lighter skin on my chest? I once had tinea versicolor but doctors determined the fungus to be gone. Is tanning ok?
I wouldn't try: This post-inflammatory pigmentation is to be expected. Exposing your skin to ultraviolet will age it faster than it needs to happen, and risks cancer down the road. Messing around with darkeners like permanganate is more likely to leave a mess. In real life, there are no movie-star-perfect bodies, and nobody cares. At your age, like any other, looks are 95% about fitness. Best wishes. Read more
Oily products can make tinea versicolor worse. Can loprox (ciclopirox) cream applied on face make it worse? Is it an oily cream it contains mineral oil!
Occlusion is bad: Anything that occludes evaporation on the skin is bad for tinea versicolor, a fungal infection of the skin. Best to use products without oils like a water soluble cream. Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream [over the counter] may help. Sometimes systemic antifungal therapy, prescribed by your doc, is needed. Make sure you wash towels in hot water and if possible bleach. This infection is spread on clothing & towels. Read more
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