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Suggest treatment for tinea versicolor

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Posted on Mon, 26 Sep 2016
Question: Hi Doctor,

I think i have Tinea Viscolour .How can i confirm

I have a brown skin and now because of this disease my skin is looking black.PLease let me know Tea tree oil can cure this disease
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
potassium hydroxide examination for confirmation, tea tree oil won't cure

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for being at healthcaremagic
I am Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, a dermatologist.
I have reviewed the attached photograph though it is not very clear.
If possible I would recommend you to upload clearer pictures of the affected areas.
To confirm whether it is pityriasis versicolor go for potassium hydroxide examination of the scrapings.
Also tea tree oil won't be effective in curing pityriasis versicolor.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Brief Answer: potassium hydroxide examination for confirmation, tea tree oil won't cure Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at healthcaremagic I am Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, a dermatologist. I have reviewed the attached photograph though it is not very clear. If possible I would recommend you to upload clearer pictures of the affected areas. To confirm whether it is pityriasis versicolor go for potassium hydroxide examination of the scrapings. Also tea tree oil won't be effective in curing pityriasis versicolor. Regards Dr Asmeet