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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tinea: Tinea versicolor is a mild infection of the dead upper cells of the skin by a common fungus. Around 5% of folks have it and it's not really catching since the microbe is everywhere. It may show itself as darker spots on light skin that fail to tan with the rest of the skin, hense reversing the color. If you want, it's easy to treat. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dermatophytes: Jock itch and athletes foot are caused by fungi called dermatophytes. They are normal inhabitants of our skin. If conditions such as moisture and warmth are excessive these dermatophytes grow , thrive and cause fungal infections. These fungal infections can spread from body part to body part and even from person to person. Keep the areas dry and clean. If you get an infection there are otc meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can tinea pedis with a spreading itchy reaction be cured completely with just lotrimin (clotrimazole)?
What's the difference between Lamisil (terbinafine) original cream and Lamisil (terbinafine) once for tinea versicolor?
Same drug: Same drug by different routes.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: The lesion may clear but the infecting organism is still present so the lesion will return if not tx'd appropriately. Best to treat for an additional week. Apply topical to infected and normal skin 2 cm beyond affected area. Hope this helps. ...Read more