Tinea Versicolor

Pityriasis versicolor, sometimes called tinea versicolor, is a common condition that causes small patches of skin to become scaly and discoloured.The patches may be darker or lighter than your normal skin colour, or may be red or pink. They tend to develop gradually and may join up to form larger patches over time.

Treatments for tinea versicolor:

Topical antifungal medications containing selenium sulfide are often recommended.Ketoconazole  ointment and shampoo is another treatment. It is normally applied to dry skin and washed off after 10 minutes, repeated daily for 2 weeks. Ciclopirox  is an alternative treatment to ketoconazole, as it suppresses growth of the yeast Malassezia furfur. Initial results show similar efficacy to ketoconazole with a relative increase in subjective symptom relief due to its inherent anti-inflammatory properties. Other topical antifungal agents such as clotrimazole, miconazole, or terbinafine can lessen symptoms in some patients.

  • Mihai Valeria
  • Stan Andreea
  • Greceanu Madalina
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