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How Should I Treat My Laundry To Kill Tinea Versicolor
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 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?
Will rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide help kill tinea versicolor? Since they are used to prevent infections of any kind? Used and burns were tinea
Sauna and Skin: Nope. The opposite. The moist warm air may increase the infection not treat it. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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