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Can anybody help with my Tinea Versicolor?

Asked by Moegitto (2305points) May 22nd, 2011

I recently went to the dermatologist to get treated for my scalp acne (forgot how to spell it). The doctor noticed that i might have serbhorric dermatitis and eczema, then she asked if I had any other “strange” markings or rashes on my body. I showed her my chest and she said it was tinea versicolor, then prescribed me some 20% urea cream. It’s been a week now and after doing some slight research, I see urea cream is only really for dry skin. Are there any other remedies I need to try or look for? I heard the Selsun blue remedy doesn’t always work. Any help will be appreciated.

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augustlan's avatar

From this site:


Treatment consists of applying antifungal medicines to the skin. These medications include clotrimazole, ketoconazole, and miconazole.

Over-the-counter dandruff shampoos applied to the skin for 10 minutes each day in the shower may also help treat the skin.

JLeslie's avatar

I can’t remember if you are a female? If you have any yeast infection meds you can use those. Girly yeast infection meds have the same medication as those mentioned by @augustlan. Some antidandruff shampoos have medicine and some inhibit the fungus growth in other ways. Make sure you look at the ingredients. Nizoral shampoo is the only one I know of that has the antifungal medicine, but there must be others. Nizoral would be with the other shampoos in the drug store or super market, probably by Head and Shoulders. It also comes in prescription stregnth. I don’t know if the active ingredient in Selson Blue works on killing off the yeast like the other meds mentioned? Each chemical inhibits growth in a different way.

One thing I do recommend is stay dry. Fungus loves moisture.

ckinyc's avatar

I had it once and my dr. said try Selsun Blue shampoo 2.5%. The 2.5% is not over counter. You will need prescription for that. I think I ordered them from Canada w/o needing the script. You put it on and let it dry for 15 minutes and wash. Don’t forget to put light lotion on after. The stuff drys your skin out.

Moegitto's avatar

One doctor told me Selsun Blue too, but they never said anything other than that. No prescription or anything.

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