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Can tinea versicolor be controlled by having a particular diet like no yeast or sugar?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
10 doctors agree
In brief: No
Tinea versicolor is a chronic fungal skin infection.
To make it go away (temporarily), you have to kill the fungus by using anti-fungal medications like clotrimazole, ketoconazole, or miconazole.Otc dandruff shampoos applied for 10 minutes each day in the shower may also help. It is not caused by eating yeast or sugar. It often recurs, especially in warm months/climate.

In brief: No
Tinea versicolor is a chronic fungal skin infection.
To make it go away (temporarily), you have to kill the fungus by using anti-fungal medications like clotrimazole, ketoconazole, or miconazole.Otc dandruff shampoos applied for 10 minutes each day in the shower may also help. It is not caused by eating yeast or sugar. It often recurs, especially in warm months/climate.
David Miller
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
early, more localized (limited to small areas) can be controlled with topical antifungal creams, selsun blue shampoo etc..but recurrance is common...
Dr. Thomas Balshi
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Try shampoo
While some believe that diet can effect t.
Versicolor, the practical nature of doing it is a bit extreme. Have you tried rubbing selsum blue shampoo into the skin and letting it sit on tje skin for 15 min. Prior to showering?

In brief: Try shampoo
While some believe that diet can effect t.
Versicolor, the practical nature of doing it is a bit extreme. Have you tried rubbing selsum blue shampoo into the skin and letting it sit on tje skin for 15 min. Prior to showering?
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