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I've been told I have pityrosporum folliculitis- slightly rough pink papules non-itchy on chest/back. 1. What are the best oral and topical meds? 2. Is jojoba oil ok? 3. How do I reduce the redness?

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Dr. Vakas Sial
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Ketoconazole

A course of oral ketoconazole and topical ketoconazole shampoo is currently the recommended treatment.
Oral medication should be discontinued when the lesions resolve. Because relapse almost always occurs when treatment is withdrawn, topical ketoconazole is indefinitely continued after successful initial treatment with oral medication.

In brief: Ketoconazole

A course of oral ketoconazole and topical ketoconazole shampoo is currently the recommended treatment.
Oral medication should be discontinued when the lesions resolve. Because relapse almost always occurs when treatment is withdrawn, topical ketoconazole is indefinitely continued after successful initial treatment with oral medication.
Dr. Vakas Sial
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology
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In brief: See a dermatologist

Jojoba oil a waste of money.
Pityrosporum is another term for dundruff. Good to wash in shower using shampoo containing zinc pyrethium, selenium sulfide, ketoconazole, tar, or salycilic acid. You probably need a different prescription ; perhaps a different diagnosis.

In brief: See a dermatologist

Jojoba oil a waste of money.
Pityrosporum is another term for dundruff. Good to wash in shower using shampoo containing zinc pyrethium, selenium sulfide, ketoconazole, tar, or salycilic acid. You probably need a different prescription ; perhaps a different diagnosis.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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