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Treatments For Aspergillus Versicolor
IN or ON: A simple superficial aspergillus infection on the big toe can be easily treated with dilute bleach soaks. ...Read more
I thought I have got tenia versicolor and did so many treatments but later i had albendazole tablet that cured a little. What has really happend?
Maybe...: Tinea versicolor is one of the easiest semi-diseases to make disappear and if it did not respond to appropriate therapy, the diagnosis is in serious doubt. However, zebra, i doubt that many healthtap members use Albendazole (which is mostly for worms) as a rx of first choice for tinea versicolor. Perhaps a second opinion? Cheers. ...Read more
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
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
Is there any long term treatments to prevent the high recurrence rate of tinea versicolor all year long especially in summer ? Is this forever ?
Mainly cosmetic: Tinea versicolor is a primarily cosmetic disease; it does not cause any systemic invasion or illness. That being said, it is understandable to be annoyed by its recurrence. I would advise discussing with your doctor either monthly topical selenium or ketoconazole shampoo to the affected areas; alternatively, you can do a monthly oral dose of itraconazole during the warm months. ...Read more
Hello, about tinea versicolor , I know one of the topical treatments is using ketoconazol shampoo daily but how long?1 month or 1week?Thanks
2 weeks: I recommend 2 weeks. You may want to reuse 2 days per month after that because it has a high recurrence rate. ...Read more
Hello. Is it safe to mix and apply different topical antifungal treatments (e.G. Azole creams) together? I have suspected tinea versicolor. Thank you.
No: Aspergillus is a common fungus and the vast majority of individuals have no reaction or infection to aspergillus. Allergies to aspergillus mold are fairly common triggering allergic rhinitis and asthma. Some individuals become sensitized and have more problems with it like those with cystic fibrosis or abpa. People with immune suppression can become infected and it can be very serious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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