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Treatment For Tinea Cruris
After treatment of my tinea cruris, some dark spots remained (its been years) and is there a way to completely eliminate it?
Dark spots: Try using virgin coconut oil to lighten your skin. ...Read more
Tinea: Tinea manum is essentially athlete's foot of the hand. Prescription treatment should only take 2 weeks to work. Otc meds may not work or may take much longer. I see a lot of "fungus" that is not fungus--no scraping or diagnosis was confirmed. So see your doctor to verify the condition and get a strong enough treatment to fix it. ...Read more
Can fluconozole @ 150 mg weekly x 4 cure tinea pedis/ tinea corpeus that has been resistant to topical treatment?
Possible: That is why the DR gave you the RX. Take the full dose for the full treatment time and you will have your answer. ...Read more
After successful treatment for tinea v can I go in the sun and tan moderately to accelerate the pigment for the color to return ?
Repigmentation: The fungal organism that causes t.V. Eats the oils on your skin and breaks down the c18 fatty acids like oleic acid into the c9 dicarboxilic acid azeleic acid this chemical is toxic to melanocytes and kills them. The initial effect of sun exposure will be to accentuate the color differences because the normal skin will tan but the skin without melanocytes will not. New cells will migrate in event. ...Read more
I have tinea v on my face mildly and naturally oily skin will it keep reappearing on my face even after successfull treatment . How can I prevent it?
Non reoccurring: It shouldn't necessarily reappear. There is nothing to prevent from reoccurring. ...Read more
Several options: 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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