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Dr. James Lin
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Pityriasis Versicolor (Overview)

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 or selenium sulfide otc.


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Can brown red skin rash be a symptom of pityriasis versicolor?

Can brown red skin rash be a symptom of pityriasis versicolor?

Often is: Don't try to self-diagnose unless you're got at least some background. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
120 doctors shared insights

Pityriasis Versicolor (Overview)

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 or selenium sulfide otc.


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How is pityriasis versicolor treated?

How is pityriasis versicolor treated?

Selsun Blue is: Often effective in treating tinea/pityriasis versicolor, a low-grade skin fungus. Apply as directed. Wash clothes, bedding, bath linens to destroy fungus to prevent recurrence. Be patient: eliminating skin funguses takes time. If otc selsun blue isn't adequate, see doc for rx for selenium sulfide lotion, which has a stronger concentration or the active ingredient. ...Read more

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What is pityriasis versicolor treatment?

What is pityriasis versicolor treatment?

Selsun Blue is: Often effective in treating tinea/pityriasis versicolor, a low-grade skin fungus. Apply as directed. Wash clothes, bedding, bath linens to destroy fungus to prevent recurrence. Be patient: eliminating skin funguses takes time. If otc selsun blue isn't adequate, see doc for rx for selenium sulfide lotion, which has a stronger concentration or the active ingredient. ...Read more

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Hello, is there a medical procedure or any fastest way to get rid of pityriasis versicolor? Pls. Im so devastated for 2years because its in my face

Hello, is there a medical procedure or any fastest way to get rid of pityriasis versicolor? Pls. Im so devastated for 2years because its in my face

Uncommon on face: Pv is uncommon on the face due to oil in skin but can happen - are you sure of diagnosis? If so, would use topical anti-fungal cream 2 x per day and apply selsun blue at bed and let dry overnight and wash off in am. If severe and doesn't respond to topicals then your family doc can prescribe oral antifungal - usually 1 pills a few days apart followed by exercise to sweat it "onto" skin works well. ...Read more

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What is pityriasis versicolor ?

Selsun Blue is: Often effective in treating tinea/pityriasis versicolor, a low-grade skin fungus. Apply as directed. Wash clothes, bedding, bath linens to destroy fungus to prevent recurrence. Be patient: eliminating skin funguses takes time. If otc selsun blue isn't adequate, see doc for rx for selenium sulfide lotion, which has a stronger concentration or the active ingredient. ...Read more

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How is pityriasis versicolor treated?

Selsun Blue is: Often effective in treating tinea/pityriasis versicolor, a low-grade skin fungus. Apply as directed. Wash clothes, bedding, bath linens to destroy fungus to prevent recurrence. Be patient: eliminating skin funguses takes time. If otc selsun blue isn't adequate, see doc for rx for selenium sulfide lotion, which has a stronger concentration or the active ingredient. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pityriasis versicolor?

Fungus on skin: 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 or selenium sulfide otc. ...Read more

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Do you know good treatmentss that work for pityriasis versicolor?

Do you know good treatmentss that work for pityriasis versicolor?

Many 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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Hello, is there a medical procedure or any fastest way to get rid of pityriasis versicolor? Pls. Im so devastated for 2years because its in my face

Uncommon on face: Pv is uncommon on the face due to oil in skin but can happen - are you sure of diagnosis? If so, would use topical anti-fungal cream 2 x per day and apply selsun blue at bed and let dry overnight and wash off in am. If severe and doesn't respond to topicals then your family doc can prescribe oral antifungal - usually 1 pills a few days apart followed by exercise to sweat it "onto" skin works well. ...Read more

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