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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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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Tinea versicolor can this kill you? I use head and shoulders on the spots no insurance will this disease kill me without medical Cate

Not fatal: Tinea versicolor is not fatal. Anti-dandruff shampoos will work occasionally, but anti-fungal creams are more effective. Here are some to try; http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tinea-versicolor/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/con-20024674 Good luck. ...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 wont 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