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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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.

Dr. Thomas Fiala
126 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.

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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.

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Hello, is there a medical procedure or any fastest way to get rid of pityriasis versicolor? Pls. I'm 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. I'm 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hi can u use candid-b antifungal cream for pityriasis versicolor?

Clotrimazole: Sure, if you have some handy. There are a variety of effective treatments to keep this at bay.

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Hello, is there a medical procedure or any fastest way to get rid of pityriasis versicolor? Pls. I'm 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.

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Head and shoulders anti dandruff shampoo good for pityriasis versicolor?

Head and shoulders anti dandruff shampoo good for pityriasis versicolor?

Not potent enough: No it is not potent enough to treat pityriasis versicolor you need selsun sulfide, zinc pyrothione, miconazole, Clotrimazole and terbinafine all these are available over the counter in lotion form, shampoo or cream.

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Hello. I'm 25 yr old female and very depressed and devastated because of my condition. I have pityriasis versicolor on half of my face. Pls help?

Hello. I'm 25 yr old female and very depressed and devastated because of my condition. I have pityriasis versicolor on half of my face. Pls help?

Skin condition: Seeing a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment would be helpful to boost your self image and esteem.

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I'm applying selsun blue 1% ss & clotrimazole 1% how long till the pityriasis versicolor desapears?!

See a dermatologist: First, it is always possible that the diagnosis is incorrect. However, some cases of pityriasis versicolor don't get better with topical meds. And some patients have a predisposition to get the condition and not clear it well. Seeing a dermatologist will allow you to come to a solution.

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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.

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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.

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Is pityriasis rosea and pityriasis versicolor are same thing? Are they serious? What are the treatment and how long they take to go away? Can they recur?

Is pityriasis rosea and pityriasis versicolor are same thing? Are they serious? What are the treatment and how long they take to go away? Can they recur?

No: Pr is felt to represent a viral process that created antibodies to an infection that preceded the rash by weeks & ends up creating the skin rash that self heals but may last weeks to months. P.Versicolor is caused by a specific skin fungus called malassezia furfur & is treated by using specific meds.

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What is a treatment for pityriasis versicolor that is safe during pregnancy?

What is a treatment for pityriasis versicolor that is safe during pregnancy?

Best to do nothing: Pityriasis versicolor is caused by a yeast that is usually in/on the skin. Therefore, it isn't harmful to you or your baby. All the prescription medications for this can't be used while pregnant or have not been studied for pregnancy. A nice home remedy that may work is washing with baking soda and then applying apple cider vinager. I hope this helps.

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Pityriasis versicolor on neck and back left white patches after treatment of anti-fungal cream. White patches turn normal again? Or how can I treat?

Pityriasis versicolor on neck and back left white patches after treatment of anti-fungal cream. White patches turn normal again? Or how can I treat?

Sounds normal.: It's not unusual for the skin in the healed areas to appear lighter than the surrounding skin as those areas don't tan while affected by the fungus.