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Pityriasis Versicolor (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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How do you know when tinea versicolor is gone?

The lesion vanish: However, you're never "cured" because the fungus that causes it is ubiquitous. You can expect to be treated occasionally for years. Nobody knows why one person gets it and another doesn't, but thankfully it's easy to manage. ...Read more

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I have severe case of tinea versicolor help please?

I have severe case of tinea versicolor help please?

Antifungals: Tinea versicolor is caused by yeast living on the skin. Typically, it can be treated topically with over the counter medications such as selenium sulfide, miconazole, clotrimazole. Severe cases may require the addition of oral antifungal medications, requiring a prescription. ...Read more

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I Have Tinea Versicolor. What effective drug should I use?

Topical anti fungal: Depending on the extension and location of the disease, you can use from Selenium Sulfide shampoo (like Selsun Blue) or Clotrimazole or terfinabine creams. Also oral antifungals can be taken for recalcitrant cases. You should expect that the skin discoloration may persist for months after treatment and resolution have occurred. ...Read more

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How can I tell tinea versicolor from vitiligo?

How can I tell tinea versicolor from vitiligo?

Simple: You can have a dermatologist perform a skin scraping as well as you can try anti-fungal shampoos or lotions. If it resolves with anti-fungal therapy it is tinea versicolor. Vitiligo is a permanent autoimmune disease where the melanin is lost for good. ...Read more

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What is the main reason behind tinea versicolor?

What is the main reason behind tinea versicolor?

See below: Tina versicolor is caused by a fungus of the genus malassezia. It is a dimorphic fungus that is part of normal skin flora. Transforming of the fugus from yeast cells to a pathogenic mycelial form is what cause the clinical disease. Why this happens is not completely understood but is associated with hot, humid weather, increased sweating and the use of topical skin oils. It is not bad hygiene. ...Read more

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How should I treat my laundry to kill tinea versicolor?

How should I treat my laundry to kill tinea versicolor?

Treat yourself: You may have tinea versicolor. Apply selsun blue shampoo to skin, leave on for a few minutes, then rinse off in shower. Do this 2-3 times per week for a month to help treat the fungus. The laundry does not carry the fungus. ...Read more

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Can triancinolone acetonide be used to treat tinea versicolor effectively?

Can triancinolone acetonide be used to treat tinea versicolor effectively?

Wrong choice: This is the worst thing you can do for tinea versicolor. It will encourage fungal growth long-term and risk damaging your skin in the process. With all the different kinds of stuff that work for tinea versicolor, you can find something that works. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of tinea versicolor?

How can I get rid of tinea versicolor?

Several methods: 1. Selsun lotion
2. Antifungal agent taken by mouth (e.g. Ketoconazole)
#1 takes a week or more, bathing with the lotion that should be left on the skin for several minutes. #2 can be done in as little as 1 to 3 days- optimally by taking the medication, then a 1/2 hr later, engaging in activity that will allow you to sweat. Remember to wash your undershirts after therapy to avoid reinfection. ...Read more

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Can coconut oil treat tinea versicolor?

Can coconut oil treat tinea versicolor?

Maybe: Tinea versicolor is caused by a pretty tough little fungus that lives on your skin. Coconut oil has lauric acid in it, and this is thought to help with foot fungus and have other anti-fungal properties. While there are some reports of it helping, there are many other tree oils that help. So, if you want to try it it likely won't hurt you, but modern antifungals work very well too. ...Read more

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How can one get rid of tinea versicolor?

TINEA VERSICLOR: You are using selsun shampoo for tinea versicolor, and if you are getting married and want it cleared fast you can take a short course of itracanazole200mgm everyday for 7days or ketocanazole 400mgm single dose, or flucanozole400mgm single dose
but check with your doctor if it is ok to take and you will need a prescription for these drugs. ...Read more

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How could I get rid of tinea versicolor?

Selenium wash: Try a selenium-containing shampoo or body wash, including selsun blue. ...Read more

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Simple home remedy for tinea versicolor?

Yes: Otc anti fungal shampoos help. Use on skin for 2-3 min, rinse. Try for 3 weeks. Otc topical ketoconazole 1% helps too. The best: rx for 2% Ketoconazole Cream three times daily x 3 weeks, selenium sulfide lotion/foam or ciclopirox lotion. ...Read more

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Ways to get rid of persistent tinea versicolor?

Ways to get rid of persistent tinea versicolor?

Difficult: I usually start my patients with tinea versicolor on a regimen of selenium sulfide lotion 2.5% daily to affected area as well as a one time dose of ketoconazole 400 mg. Recurrences are common and I advise patients to continue using the selenium sulfide monthly to prevent recurrences after the initial intensive treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of tinea versicolor?

Color returns slow: Once treated with either selenium sulfide, topical antifungals such as ketoconazole or oral antifungals only the scaling will be gone. The color in hypo pigmented tine versicolor will return very slowlyin those cases the tine versicolor appeared lighter than the surrounding skin. Uvb light can be used if ne essay to repugnant skin, although it will return when exposed to sun. ...Read more

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What are some tinea versicolor, natural treatments?

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

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How long would it take to get rid of tinea versicolor?

Tinea Versicolor: It normally takes two week to resolve the tinea versicolor organisms but it can take months for the skin color to return to normal. This treatment is not curative but controls the organism for a time. You will have to be retreated at a later time as the tinea versicolor will return. ...Read more

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What are some suggsted treatments for tinea versicolor?

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