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Treatments For Pityrosporum Ovale
Selsun, Ketoconazole: (pityrosporum) malassezia ovale is a yeast 'which lives on the skin' .It is associated with: pityriasis versicolor, pityrosporum folliculitis, seborrhoeic dermatitis (dandruff! ) and atopic dermatitis.Topical treatment with selenium disulfide or ketoconazole shampoos is effective and oral fluconazole, ketoconazole or itraconazole is also effective. The big problem is recurrence.Retreatment is rule. ...Read more
P. Ovale treatment: Treatment is often effective but short term treatment with fluconazole, ketoconazole or itraconazole is also effective. The great problem is recurrence and to avoid this a prophylactic treatment is mandatory. Pityrosporum folliculitis is a chronic disease characterized by pruritic follicular papules and pustules located primarily on the upper trunk, neck and upper arms. ...Read more
I have read that pityrosporum folliculitis is a chronic disease. Does this mean that treatments will be for a lifetime also?
Ear infx 2+ mths. Got Ear Cx. Result is:malassezia furfur complex etiologic agent of pityriasis versicolor. on Treatment 11/2weeks. Ear still itchy?
Unlikely diagnosis: Yes, M. furfur is the causative agent of tinea versicolor, but it would be highly unusual to develop this condition resulting in an inner, middle, or external ear infection. What is more likely is incidental seborrheic dermatitis of the ear, for which M. furfur may play an additional pathogenic role. ...Read more
Skin problem.He had pityrosporum ovale.He is cured, now.But skin is colorful-dark and white.Please, what we could do?Advice?Tnx
Have "pityrosporum ovale". Been treated with Ketoconazole+Nizoral shampoo, Sporanox pills and topical Brentacort. Problem persist. What else can I do?
Simple....: Take 400mg of Nizoral and do activity to sweat profusely after the pill. Iron all your garments, linen, towel....whatever touches your skin. The animal and human companion have to be cleansed. May repeat Nizoral one more time. If very extensive and stubborn rash....check your immune system. ...Read more
been diagnosed: pityrosporum folliculitis,all over my back,being treated with oral fluconazole forweeks ,can i shift to oral ketaconazole to cure me?
Add topical med : try topical medications make sure your blood liver levels are within normal limits before trying any new medications ...Read more
Why is pityrosporum folliculitis very stubborn to treat?. I've been using Nizoral for months now and i still get pustules on my chest and back.
Go see your doctor: The first question is whether the pustules are still due to pitysorum. A re-evaluation by you doctor would be helpful. ...Read more
Can pityrosporum folliculitis be treated with a low dose of Accutane? I have tried antifungal pills. It made a big difference but still not cured.
Pityrosporum folliculitis: Treatment of pityrosporum folliculitis, must deal with both the yeast overgrowth and any predisposing factors, otherwise the condition will recur. Unfortunately we often either do not know, or cannot correct, all the factors that make one susceptible so the condition has a tendency to return once the anti-yeast treatment is stopped. Isotretinoin is not indicated for tx of this condition. ...Read more
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