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What Is 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Three options: There are three main treatment options for toenail fungus. The first option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some possible side effects and consequences. Direct doctor supervision is needed. The second option is laser treatment. This option is also highly effective, in my experience, without any significant side effect. The third option is a topical medication. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Oral meds or laser.: Topical solutions are often ineffective. Oral medications are about 75% effective an FDA approved laser can be up to 90% effective in getting rid of nail fungus. Depending on the severity of your nail fungus you may need debridement/thinning of the nails in addition to oral meds or laser treatment. See a Dr. for your best treatment options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antibiotics: School sores (or impetigo) are a bacterial skin infection caused by the bacteria staph aureus found everywhere. The treatment usually is ten days of antibiotics by mouth. The best antibiotic for school sores is flucloxacillin a form of penicillin. The sores also need to be covered to stop them spreading. Cleansing the skin with antiseptic and putting antibiotic cream in the nose may also be needed ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stay out of the sun: Sun spots fade without further sun exposure. Use a sun block every day and avoid direct sun exposure. If you are outside in addition to sunblock wear a hat and stay in the shade. There are medications and skin treatments that reduce sun spots but staying out of the sun is cheaper and in the long run better for your health. Sun exposure is direclly related to skin cancer risk! ...Read more
Pityriasis Rosea: It usually last x few weeks so occasional burning from it can be relieved with any soothing lotion and analgesics. ...Read more
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scalp shampoos: Head and shoulders and there are a few tar preparations for really severe cases. Another thing to try is scalp oil treatments- especially hot oil treatments... ...Read more
Oral lamisil (terbinafine): If not contraindicated and if the nail is truly fungal. ...Read more
See below: Good hygeine and application of an antifungal cream. If this does not help see a podiatrist for evaluation and possible prescription of oral antifungals. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: I'm going to assume that topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, a salicylic acid wash and topical retinoic acid have all failed. Ignore all "pop" advice. Your physician needs to add a prescription-strength Rx. You're female so the oral contraceptive pill or spironolaction are options. An antibiotic may be all that's required. If you need isotretinoin, don't worry about the scare stories. Cheers. ...Read more
Medication: According to the mayo clinic, if tinea versicolor is severe or does not respond to over-the-counter antifungal medicine, you may need a prescription-strength medication. Some of these medications are topical or oral, including: ciclopirox (loprox) cream fluconazole (diflucan) itraconazole (sporanox) ketoconazole (nizoral). ...Read more
Blemish: The treatment depends on the problem causing the blemish is it a hyperpigmented scar, a depression, an ice pick, a cyst, etc. Depending on the diagnosis treatments include: bleaching agents, peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, skin needling, camouflage, tattoo, excision, grafting, fillers, fat grafting, puch grafting, soft tissue rearrangement, etc. ...Read more
Liquid Nitrogen: Liquid nitrogen is commonly used in a doctor's office to get rid of warts. There are other types of treatments, but in my experience, cryosurgery with liquid nitrogen is one of the best treatment. Please, keep in mind that the virus (hpv) which causes warts, is something you can not get rid of. Warts can return in an unpredictable frequency. If large in size, surgery maybe the only option. ...Read more
Rx: This is the 21st century and you shouldn't have to be troubled by these annoying lesions -- being a teen is difficult enough. I start with topical Clindamycin plus either benzoyl peroxide (over-the-counter) or a retinoic acid derivative (if there's lots of blackheads); a systemic antibiotic as appropriate is helpful if this fails and dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more
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