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I had skin text.... wihich point out is malassezia fur fur... how can i treat it?

I had skin text.... wihich point out is malassezia fur fur... how can i treat it?

Depending: On severity of rash. Topical anti fungal treatment or if more severe pill form of anti fungal. See your doctor to find out which one would be best ...Read more

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Does the malassezia yeast and candida have any relation to seborrheic dermatitis?

Does the malassezia yeast and candida  have any relation to seborrheic dermatitis?

Yes: Both are involved in seb derm. Especially candida is also involved in numerous other chronic digestive problems and neuropsychiatric symptoms such as depression ADHD anxiety foggy thinking etc. to learn more about candida Please visit us www.ehacstl.com ...Read more

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Ear infx 2+ mths. Got Ear Cx. Result is:malassezia furfur complex etiologic agent of pityriasis versicolor. on Treatment 11/2weeks. Ear still itchy?

Ear infx 2+ mths. Got Ear Cx. Result is:malassezia furfur complex etiologic agent of pityriasis versicolor. on Treatment 11/2weeks. Ear still itchy?

Unlikely diagnosis: Yes, M. furfur is the causative agent of tinea versicolor, but it would be highly unusual to develop this condition resulting in an inner, middle, or external ear infection. What is more likely is incidental seborrheic dermatitis of the ear, for which M. furfur may play an additional pathogenic role. ...Read more

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Treatments for pityrosporum ovale?

Treatments for pityrosporum ovale?

Selsun, Ketoconazole: (pityrosporum) malassezia ovale is a yeast 'which lives on the skin' .It is associated with: pityriasis versicolor, pityrosporum folliculitis, seborrhoeic dermatitis (dandruff! ) and atopic dermatitis.Topical treatment with selenium disulfide or ketoconazole shampoos is effective and oral fluconazole, ketoconazole or itraconazole is also effective. The big problem is recurrence.Retreatment is rule. ...Read more

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Treatments for pityrosporum ovale?

Treatments for pityrosporum ovale?

P. Ovale treatment: Treatment is often effective but short term treatment with fluconazole, ketoconazole or itraconazole is also effective. The great problem is recurrence and to avoid this a prophylactic treatment is mandatory. Pityrosporum folliculitis is a chronic disease characterized by pruritic follicular papules and pustules located primarily on the upper trunk, neck and upper arms. ...Read more

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Skin problem.He had pityrosporum ovale.He is cured, now.But skin is colorful-dark and white.Please, what we could do?Advice?Tnx

Skin problem.He had pityrosporum ovale.He is cured, now.But skin is colorful-dark and white.Please, what we could do?Advice?Tnx

hyperpigmentation: First concern is if this is fully cured. If there is hyperpigmentation, lightening creams may help. The spots may also fade with time. A dermatologist can help. ...Read more

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What helps the quickest - best with pityrosporum folliculitis ? On the checks - and Chin

What helps the quickest - best with pityrosporum folliculitis ? On the checks - and Chin

Ketoconazole: Topical, or do like physicians -- a 400 mg tablet before you exercise to the point of being drenched in your sweat, and let the sweat cover you for an hour, repeat monthly. There's a bunch of other things that work as well. ...Read more

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Can pityrosporum folliculitis be treated with a low dose of Accutane? I have tried antifungal pills. It made a big difference but still not cured.

Can pityrosporum folliculitis be treated with a low dose of Accutane? I have tried antifungal pills. It made a big difference but still not cured.

Pityrosporum folliculitis: Treatment of pityrosporum folliculitis, must deal with both the yeast overgrowth and any predisposing factors, otherwise the condition will recur. Unfortunately we often either do not know, or cannot correct, all the factors that make one susceptible so the condition has a tendency to return once the anti-yeast treatment is stopped. Isotretinoin is not indicated for tx of this condition. ...Read more

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Have "pityrosporum ovale". Been treated with Ketoconazole+Nizoral shampoo, Sporanox (itraconazole) pills and topical Brentacort. Problem persist. What else can I do?

Have "pityrosporum ovale". Been treated with Ketoconazole+Nizoral shampoo, Sporanox (itraconazole) pills and topical Brentacort. Problem persist. What else can I do?

Simple....: Take 400mg of Nizoral (ketoconazole) and do activity to sweat profusely after the pill. Iron all your garments, linen, towel....whatever touches your skin. The animal and human companion have to be cleansed. May repeat Nizoral (ketoconazole) one more time. If very extensive and stubborn rash....check your immune system. ...Read more

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Can Pityrosporum Folliculitis slightly mimic scabies? Where on body would it appear? Would antifungal soap clear it? How would one be tested for PF?

Can Pityrosporum Folliculitis slightly mimic scabies? Where on body would it appear? Would antifungal soap clear it? How would one be tested for PF?

Not really: It is frequently misdiagnosed as acne. If you're using acne meds appropriately and things are not getting any better think maybe you have PF. Should be treated with anti fungal meds. Scabies most commonly appears at pressure points of clothes on skin- belt, wrists, and the webs of the fingers. ...Read more

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I've been told I have pityrosporum folliculitis- slightly rough pink papules non-itchy on chest/back. 1. What are the best oral and topical meds? 2. Is jojoba oil ok? 3. How do I reduce the redness?

I've been told I have pityrosporum folliculitis- slightly rough pink papules non-itchy on chest/back. 1. What are the best oral and topical meds? 2. Is jojoba oil ok? 3. How do I reduce the redness?

Ketoconazole: A course of oral ketoconazole and topical ketoconazole shampoo is currently the recommended treatment. Oral medication should be discontinued when the lesions resolve. Because relapse almost always occurs when treatment is withdrawn, topical ketoconazole is indefinitely continued after successful initial treatment with oral medication. ...Read more

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Can I use nystatin cream for pityrosporum folliculitis?

Can I use nystatin cream for pityrosporum folliculitis?

No, but...: I do not believe Nystatin works on pityrosporum, but ketoconazole and selenium sulfide do!. Try otc Nizoral ad shampoo or selsun blue shampoo and lather it up on the affected areas x 5 minutes daily and wash it off in the shower. Do this for 2 weeks and see if you had success! ...Read more