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Posted on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi, i need an opinion. I am on treatment for tinea versicolor, i have it on my back. It can spread on my chest even if i am under treatment?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Usually, it doesn't spread while the person is already on treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic,

Tinea versicolor usually doesn't spread further while the person is taking antifungal medicines especially if the person is taking oral antifungals.

Although as a rare occurrence if the fungi have developed resistance to the currently used drugs then tinea can spread.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards
Dr Asmeet


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 14 minutes later
This is first time when i have it, i don't think is resistant. Today are 4 days of treatment, How much time it takes to go away?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
It usually takes 2-3 weeks to go away

Detailed Answer:
It usually takes 2-3 weeks to go away.
4 days is too less a time to judge the efficacy of the medicines.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 35 minutes later
Thank you for your time, have a nice day and goodbye
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Welcome!!

Detailed Answer:
Welcome!!
All the best!!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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