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New Treatment Of Tinea Versicolor
Wrong question: Cyanide is "natural". So is poison ivy. What you need to know is what is effective & what is safe. Otc you can get Miconazole or Clotrimazole cream: cheap, safe, effective. You can also get head& shoulders or selsun or ketoconazole shampoo. Rub on the shampoo 1 or 2 hours before you get in the shower. Prescription azole tabs are the easiest treatment. ...Read more
TV: Tinea versicolor is a superficial fungal skin infection that is characterized by discoloration of the skin (hypo-/hyperpigmentation), hence its name. It is often a chronic recurrent process. There are various treatments that include topical and oral agents. Since some of the oral agents are delivered through the sweat glands in the skin, physicians may recommend brisk exercise after the intake. ...Read more
Is there any long term treatments to prevent the high recurrence rate of tinea versicolor all year long especially in summer ? Is this forever ?
Mainly cosmetic: Tinea versicolor is a primarily cosmetic disease; it does not cause any systemic invasion or illness. That being said, it is understandable to be annoyed by its recurrence. I would advise discussing with your doctor either monthly topical selenium or ketoconazole shampoo to the affected areas; alternatively, you can do a monthly oral dose of itraconazole during the warm months. ...Read more
Hello, about tinea versicolor , I know one of the topical treatments is using ketoconazol shampoo daily but how long?1 month or 1week?Thanks
2 weeks: I recommend 2 weeks. You may want to reuse 2 days per month after that because it has a high recurrence rate. ...Read more
Hello. Is it safe to mix and apply different topical antifungal treatments (e.G. Azole creams) together? I have suspected tinea versicolor. Thank you.
Hi , i'm on a 2 week 2x200mg ketoconazole treatment for tinea versicolor .. It's been 5 days and there are still new spot appearing ..Now on my face ?
Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
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
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
Hi .. Is there a reason why even during a course of treatment of tinea versicolor 7 day 2x200mg ketoconazole the spot still appear ?
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