I just finished a diflucan (fluconazole) regimen for tinea versicolor how do I know if there still is an infection or not in the hypopigmented lesions?

Tinea Versicolor. Your doctor can diagnose tinea versicolor by what the rash looks like. Occasionally, the doctor may use ultraviolet light, which will make the affected areas appear a fluorescent yellow-green if they're the result of tinea versicolor. Your doctor may also take a skin sample by scraping some skin and scales from the affected area to look at under a microscope.
Time will tell. The hypo pigmented areas may persist for 6 wks or even up to eight weeks. It's important to remember that recurrence rates are also fairly high...Up to 80% within two years....So close follow up with your doctor and discussion about a prophylactic therapy choice may be in order.

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Tinea Versicolor. Tinea versicolor is relatively common. It is caused by the fungus pityrosporum ovale, a type of yeast that is normally found on human skin. It only causes problems under certain circumstances. This condition can only be controlled but not cured. 4 weeks of Diflucan (fluconazole) is enough to control your current outbreak. Read more...

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Many ways to treat. There are many ways to treat tinea versicolor (tv). Tv is caused by a yeast that is not contagious. You can use over the counter selenium sulfide shampoos or over the counter Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo several times per week to keep tv away. Your doctor may also want you to pulse the Fluconazole every 4 weeks. We do this in the warm, humid months. Read more...