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How can I tell tinea versicolor from vitiligo?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Simple

You can have a dermatologist perform a skin scraping as well as you can try anti-fungal shampoos or lotions.
If it resolves with anti-fungal therapy it is tinea versicolor. Vitiligo is a permanent autoimmune disease where the melanin is lost for good.

In brief: Simple

You can have a dermatologist perform a skin scraping as well as you can try anti-fungal shampoos or lotions.
If it resolves with anti-fungal therapy it is tinea versicolor. Vitiligo is a permanent autoimmune disease where the melanin is lost for good.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology
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In brief: No scale in vitiligo

Both can whitish but there is no scale in vitiligo.
Vitiligo rarely itches. Tinea versicolor usually occurs in areas of the trunk or close to the trunk. It occurs primarily in oily areas and more common in summer/ warm and humid months.

In brief: No scale in vitiligo

Both can whitish but there is no scale in vitiligo.
Vitiligo rarely itches. Tinea versicolor usually occurs in areas of the trunk or close to the trunk. It occurs primarily in oily areas and more common in summer/ warm and humid months.
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