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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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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


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Can tinea versicolor kill me?? How to treat without antifungal.

Can tinea versicolor kill me?? How to treat without antifungal.

Definitely not: Tinea versicolor is a completely benign overgrowth of a yeast on your body. When the yeast overgrows, it causes a patchy discoloration of the skin that can be various colors (hence 'versicolor'). Affected skin does not tan well, but the rash itself is not dangerous. You can use over the counter Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo applied daily to kill the yeast, although recurrence is common. ...Read more

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Tinea versicolor: I googled for the white spots on my skin and they look exactly like tinea versicolor. How can I kill it?

Tinea versicolor: I googled for the white spots on my skin and they look exactly like tinea versicolor. How can I kill it?

Selsun blue: You may try selsun blue shampoo. Lather every day in the shower for 5 minutes then rinse off. This is your soap, do not use any other soap. If this doesn't work then you may need to see your dermatologist for a stronger shampoo or an oral pill. ...Read more

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Does going to a sauna help treat tinea versicolor?

Sauna and Skin: Nope. The opposite. The moist warm air may increase the infection not treat it. ...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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I have been prescribed 400mg of ketoconazole once a month for six months to treat tinea versicolor will this small dosage work and will it take the fu?

I have been prescribed 400mg of ketoconazole once a month for six months to treat tinea versicolor will this small dosage work and will it take the fu?

Maybe: Topical antifungal medications containing 2.5% selenium sulfide shampoo are usually recommended. Oral antifungal options include 400 mg of ketoconazole or Fluconazole in a single dose, or ketoconazole 200 mg daily for 7 days. These regimens may be made more effective by having the patient exercise 1–2 hours after taking the antifungal, to induce sweating. ...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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How can I treat tinea versicolor?

Several choices: If you're not adverse to taking a safe medication... the physicians I've known who've had this very common skin problem take a big ketoconazole tablet and then go work out to build up a sweat. Doing this once a month usually keeps tinea versicolor under control. Topical ketoconazole, or a selenium sulfide shampoo, are among your many other options. ...Read more

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How can I treat my tinea versicolor?

How can I treat my tinea versicolor?

Fungal skin problem: Tinea versicolor if a fungal skin infection, usually on the back, chest, abdomen, and neck. Selsun blue shampoo, containing selenium, can help. A person can put Selsun Blue on the rash areas, wait 10-15 minutes, and then take his regular shower. If he does this once a day for 3 days, then once a week for 3 weeks, and then once a month, it should work. Skin color takes many months to even out. ...Read more

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What can be used to treat tinea versicolor?

What can be used to treat tinea versicolor?

Many possibilities: This superficial skin fungal infection can be managed at first with one of numerous otc preparations which can be purchased at your pharmacy or online. If you try these and still need further care, see your doctor. There are oral antifungals by prescription. ...Read more

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What is tinea versicolor and how can it be treated?

What is tinea versicolor and how can it be treated?

Tinea versicolor: Tinea versicolor is a superficial infection of the skin with a common yeast-like fungus. It occurs mostly on the trunk. It is usually treated with either topical antifungals or short-term oral antifungals. It commonly recurs. ...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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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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I want to be able to get access to Selsun Blue 2.5 percent without having a prescription so I can treat my tinea versicolor condition.

? your question is?: If you read the conditions of the public site, we are not here to provide you diagnosis or treatment of specific conditions. The feds set the status of medications and define requirements for access. Call your own doc and see if they agree to prescribe it on your request. If not, deal with it. ...Read more

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Can tinea versicolor build immunity to selenium sulfide? Should I limit how often I treat it this way?

Can tinea versicolor build immunity to selenium sulfide? Should I limit how often I treat it this way?

Ans: Times versicolie is a benign condition for which there is no good to. Not much helps in other words. Sometimes will disappear on its own ...Read more

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If I use Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2% shampoo everyday as a body wash is this good to treat tinea versicolor and prevent it from comming back?

If I use Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2% shampoo everyday as a body wash is this good to treat tinea versicolor and prevent it from comming back?

Tinea versicolor: Yes....Tinea versicolor can be treated with Nizoral (ketoconazole)shampoo. This is available over the counter. Rub the shampoo on your body everyday in the shower. You can tell that it is gone if no new spots come. Any discoloration of your skin will fade after a few seasons. See your doctor if it is recurrent. ...Read more

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I need a shampoo with 2% of selenium sulfide to treat tinea versicolor. Which one do you recommend I get?

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Selsun Blue: Selsun blue contains selenium sulfide. Other shampoo that can treat this condition contains 1% ketoconazole (available over the counter) and 2% ketoconazole (available by prescription). If the tinea versicolor is extensive and not improving with the shampoos, you should visit your dermatologist to start on an oral pill. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is sulfur soap good to treat and prevent reoccurrence of tinea versicolor? And is there a faster way to rid the white spots on skin. Thank you!

The skin: Is the largest organ in the body. Thus it needs nutritional elements just the same as any other organ. Tenia versicolor is a low grade fungus infection of the skin and might respond to a course of fluconazole. ...Read more

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I m using candid tv (clotrimazole 1%, selenium sulfide 2.5%)to treat tinea versicolor, but doesn't seeing much progress? What should be my further tratment

I m using candid tv (clotrimazole 1%, selenium sulfide 2.5%)to treat tinea versicolor, but doesn't seeing much progress? What should be my further tratment

How Long?: Did you get a definitive diagnosis for tinea versicolor? How long have you been using the medication? It often takes a few weeks before you see results. If after 4-6 wks you don't see any improvement, talk to your dermatologist for a re-evaluation and change of medication. ...Read more

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How can I treat tinea versicolor on my neck, back and abdomen? My skin is extremely sensitive and I can't use harsh products like selsun blue. Ideas?

How can I treat tinea versicolor on my neck, back and abdomen? My skin is extremely sensitive and I can't use harsh products like selsun blue. Ideas?

Antifungal by mouth: Talk to your doctor about using a oral medication called ketoconazole. It's an antifungal medication that can be used for fungal infection. This would help avoid the use of harsh chemicals on your skin. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat tinea versicolor with nystatin triamcinolone acetonide cream?

NOT GOOD IDEA: Tinea versicolor needs to be treated with more effective antifungal lotion by local application and rarely combining with oral antifungal agents
we can use 2.5% selineum sulphide, ketoconazole ointment or shampoo or Clotrimazole etc.Nystatin with triamcinolone is not the best treatment for this condition
sometimes you have to also use oral therapy in resistant cases. ...Read more

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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

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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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What's recommended as a cure for tinea versicolor?

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

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What OTC medication will work for tinea versicolor?

What OTC medication will work for tinea versicolor?

Ketoconazole: Ketoconazole (nizoral) shampoo works well when used as a body wash. So can some of the other dandruff shampoos such as head and shoulders. ...Read more

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What is the difference between vitiligo and tinea versicolor?

What is the difference between vitiligo and tinea versicolor?

Lots!: Vitiligo is a loss of pigment in the basal layer of the skin, while tinea versicolor is a superficial fungal infection. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for tinea versicolor?

Selsun Blue: Tinea versicolor is caused by the fungus, malasezzia furfura or pityrosporum. We all have it on our skin, but some people get overgrowth causing the unwanted discolored marks usually on the trunk. It produces azaleic acid, which causes the skin to lighten. Products with selenium sulfide can be helpful, although I generally prescribe an oral pill, nizoral, (ketoconazole) taken just twice. Lana long, m.D, . ...Read more

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Hi... how do I use candid TV lotion for treating tinea versicolor?

Read the directions: There should be something with it. I suggest using a small amount to rub all over the affected skin. Wash off after a few hours or over night. Expect to see desired result in appearance after a few weeks. Expect recurrence. The more you sweat the more you will get TV. Oral azole pill (I give a single dose of fluconazole) is easiest, most effective, least expensive. ...Read more