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

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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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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What is the best way of getting rid of persistent tinea versicolor?

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

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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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How can one get rid of tinea versicolor?

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 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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How to forever get rid of tinea versicolor, if possible?

Anti-fungals. Selsum: It can be treated pretty successfully with prescription anti-fungals like ketoconazole or diflucan (fluconazole) - or even Selsum Blue shampoo used as a body wash (google it!). However whatever conditions lead to the original infection are likely to persist and it often returns. treatments tend to be safe and pretty cheap...especially the Selsum Blue. ...Read more

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What are the fastest solutions to get rid of tinea versicolor?

Topical Treatment: Topical antifungals and/or selenium sulfide are good for treatment options. There are some otc preparations (selsun blue shampoo) but these are not usually effective and you will probably need the rx-strength formulations. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of tinea versicolor spots on my back?

How can I get rid of tinea versicolor spots on my back?

Tinea versicolor: You can try head and shoulders shampoo applied as a lotion every other day for 2 weeks. If this does not work, your doctor can prescribe pills which are very effective in this fungal infection. ...Read more