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How to cure ringworm?

How to cure ringworm?

Antifungal med: Ringworm is a skin infection secondary to fungus. Medications such as Miconazole applied to the area as directed on the package should be successful. These medications, creams and lotions, are usually in the "foot" section of a pharmacy or grocery store. You should be certain of what you are treating and if it does not improve with treatment see your pcp. ...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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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 to cure pityriasis rosea?

How to cure pityriasis rosea?

Goes away by itself: Light therapy through a dermatologist or natural sunlight can reduce the itching and speed the fading of lesions.With no treatment the lesions fade in 4-12 weeks. ...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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How to cure onychomycosis?

How to cure onychomycosis?

Difficult : There are many treatment options from removing the nail, laser treatment oral medication and topical medication or combination of all. ...Read more

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How can you cure scalp fungus?

How can you cure scalp fungus?

Scalp fungus: Scalp fungus is called tinea capitis. The fungus should be cultured for identification. It can be treated with an oral antifungal agent by your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to cure skin pspriasis?

How to cure skin pspriasis?

Psoriasis treatments: There is no cure for psoriasis, it can only be treated. There are many treatments including: tars (creams and gels) (non-prescription) topical corticosteroid creams vitamin d3 analogues acetretin methotrexate biologics (i.E embrel). Most treatments are prescription only. ...Read more

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How to treat dandruff naturally?

How to treat dandruff naturally?

Good question: Dandruff is called by malessi furfur, a yeast. This can be treated with antidandruff shampoos and antiyeast medications. ...Read more

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How to cure yeast infection naturally?

How to cure yeast infection naturally?

Here are some meds U: Can use & things that will help out mother nature. Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitals. ...Read more

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How can u cure skin fungus?

How can u cure skin fungus?

Medicine: Depending on the type of fungus, topical creams or ointments or oral medicine can cure skin fungus. ...Read more

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How to cure eczema?

Dr. Chris Oh Dr. Oh
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How to cure eczema?

No cure, treatable: There is no cure for eczema but atopic conditions such as eczema or asthma can be easily treated with a good regimen, and with steroids with flareups. (www.Chrisohmd.Com). ...Read more

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How to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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How to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

HC cream; moisturize: To treat mild or moderate eczema, hydrocortisone 1% cream (a thin coat on the rash twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and works well. A daily moisturizing cream (Cetaphil, CeraVe, Eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema and to prevent return of the rash. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to the ingredients. Avoid soaps. ...Read more

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How can I cure candida naturally?

Yes: Please realize that candida is a normal part of every person's intestinal microbe community. Only when it gets out of control does it become a problem. Consider high dose (>200 billion colonies) of mixed probiotics and s boulardii 10 billion per day. At a different time of day take a yeast/candida herbal product contain oregano and pau d'arco (these do kill the probiotics as well). ...Read more

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How to cure joch itch?

How to cure joch itch?

Spray at Drug Store: Your doc can give you an anti-fungal. Alternatively, you can try an over the counter spray/cream/powder from the drug store. One is called tinactin (tolnaftate). Fungi love dark and damp places so try to keep things dry and change underwear daily. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I cure ringworm skin infection?

How can I cure ringworm skin infection?

Anti-fungal cream: You can try an anti-fungal cream like clotrimazole, miconazole, terbinafine, and others. If that doesn't work, sometimes an oral anti-fungal prescription is needed. ...Read more

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How to cure flaky scalpand cronic dandruff naturally?

How to cure flaky scalpand cronic dandruff naturally?

Coconut oil scalp tx: A nice home remedy for dry flaky scalp is a coconut oil/honey scalp treatment. Apply coconut oil mixed with 2 tablespoons of honey to the scalp and hair, cover with a shower cap for 1-2 hours. Then apply shampoo and create a lather before adding water, this will help get the oil out without leaving your hair sticky and oily. Your hair will also have a nice shine. ...Read more

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Are there any tinea versicolor at home cures?

Head and shoulders: Use shampoos with zinc and/or selenium as a body wash in the shower. Leave the shampoo on for several minutes and then wash off. Recurrence is common. ...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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Hi I am on a 300mg of diflucan (fluconazole) 1xper week for 4 weeks regimen for tinea versicolor how do I know if its cured I have the hypopigmented lesions ?

Hi I am on a 300mg of diflucan (fluconazole) 1xper week for 4 weeks regimen for tinea versicolor how do I know if its cured I have the hypopigmented  lesions  ?

Tinea Versicolor: Tinea versicolor is relatively common. It is caused by the fungus pityrosporum ovale, a type of yeast that is normally found on human skin. It only causes problems under certain circumstances. This condition can only be controlled but not cured. 4 weeks of Diflucan (fluconazole) is enough to control your current outbreak. ...Read more

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How can I cure/get rid of tinea versicolor...Have used selsun blue...Taken perscribed pills by dermatologists...Nothing works..Help!?

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

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What is a tinea versicolor?

A fungal infection: Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection of the skin that can cause scaling and color changes. It commonly occurs on the chest, shoulders and upper back. The fungus that causes it can be found in many places, including the sweat someone leaves behind on a weight room bench. That is a reason why you may be asked to wipe down equipment after using it. ...Read more

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What causes tinea versicolor?

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What causes tinea versicolor?

Pityrosporum ovale: Tinea versicolor is a common fungal infection of the skin caused by pityrosporum ovale. It usually presents as dark reddish-brown patches on the skin of the back, upper arms, axilla, chest, and neck. The patches sometimes appear lighter than the surrounding skin because they do not tan with sun exposure. Treatment is often with topical antifungals (e.g. Ketoconazole). ...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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Is tinea versicolor really unattractive?

Tinea versicolor: It can be unattractive in some cases especially if it is on exposed part of the skin. ...Read more

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What are good pills for tinea versicolor?

Topical treatment: I would recommend topical therapy first, such as selenium sulfide lotion (prescription.) while there are pills available that have an indication to treat fungal skin infections (ketoconazole, itraconazole are examples) there are significant risks associated with them, such as liver toxicity. ...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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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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What is the best way to correct tinea versicolor?

Topical vs oral: Can use topical antifungals such as clotrimazole, ketoconazole or terbinafine or can take oral anti-fungals if it is all over, such as ketoconazole, fluconazole. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for tinea versicolor?

What are some home remedies for tinea versicolor?

Selsun Blue: I'm not sure it's really a "home remedy, " since you have to buy it, but selsun blue shampoo works well as a body wash. ...Read more

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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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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 think I have tinea versicolor. How to tell for sure?

I think I have tinea versicolor. How to tell for sure?

Dermatolgist: A dermatologist will do a scrapping and look for the fungus with a microscope or use a wood's lamp that makes affected skin glow a yellowish green. ...Read more

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Tinea versicolor are there complications to this problem?

Yes: Looking bad. It's your business. This is EXTREMELY easy to treat and you have many options. It's not going to kill you, but ignoring it will impress most folks -- including people you may want to know closely -- as a sign of poor self-care. The treatments are totally innocuous. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have tinea versicolor or itchthyosis?

Quite different: Ichthyosis, literally "fish skin" is an hereditary dry skin which exhibits stiff scales ALL OVER. T. versicolor is a colonization of the surface of the skin on the shoulders and chest by a yeast/ fungus , showing pale areas with fine scales. T. versicolor is curable but will recur. Ichthyosis is treatable but not curable, requiring continuous daily treatment. ...Read more