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Suggest treatment for tinea versicolor

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Posted on Tue, 29 Sep 2015
Question: I have a problem of Tinea Versicolor. How can I get rid of it?
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Antifungals

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection.
I treat such cases with oral and topical antifungals.
A combination of oral fluconazole and topical clotrimazole works well.
You can also use ketoconazole shampoo as a paste, to be applied on affected area just before taking bath.
This should help you.
You can try these in consultation with your doctor.
It must be remembered that these drugs are not to be used in pregnancy.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
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Brief Answer: Antifungals Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query. Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection. I treat such cases with oral and topical antifungals. A combination of oral fluconazole and topical clotrimazole works well. You can also use ketoconazole shampoo as a paste, to be applied on affected area just before taking bath. This should help you. You can try these in consultation with your doctor. It must be remembered that these drugs are not to be used in pregnancy. Let me know if you have any other doubts. Thank you.