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Tinea versicolor. How long does it take for the little white spots to get ok?

Possibly Never. Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection of the skin. It is considered cosmetic. The color changes come from areas that are or were infected and were unable to produce melanin in response to sun exposure, produced too much melanin, etc. Treatment is not always successful and may be limited at best. If treatment is successful, it can take several months for the damaged skin cells to be replaced. Read more...

How to get rid of the spots caused by tinea versicolor in as fast as a week?

Anti fungal cream. Tinea versicolor will respond to anti fungal agents however there is no telling how quickly, depends on severity . Read more...

Hello, I have white spots on my body how could I know if its tinea versicolor? ? I mainly have the spots on my butt.

T. Versicolor. See if you or your doctor can recognize a "hearld, s" patch. Otherwise a dermatologist can take a biopsy of the lesions. Read more...
Dermatologist. Tinea versicolor is a fungus that has specific characteristics. A dermatologist can easily identify though a skin biopsy is definitive. Read more...

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...

Is it possible to have tinea versicolor for half a year? Just about a month ago I started using a lotion some white spots have been getting smaller

See below. Tinea versicolor can be present for months and wax and wane along with climate change. Depending on the lesions and other health issues, topical or systemic treatment may be used. Please consult this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tinea-versicolor-cause-symptoms-treatments. Read more...