Tinea versicolor is a fungus infection that mainly affects the skin of young people. Recognized by light or reddish brown spots, and areas lighter than the surrounding skin. Tinea versicolor is caused by yeast actually found in our skin. Factors like heat, humidity, and sweat help it proliferate in people, resulting in a rash that is not contagious to others. Read more: Tinea Versicolor Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- Over-the-Counter Products
- clotrimazole, Lotrimin AF, Gyne-Lotrimin, Alevazol, Desenex, Pro-Ex Antifungal
- miconazole, Monistat, M-Zole, Micatin
- ketoconazole, Nizoral, Extina, Xolegel, Kuric
- itraconazole, Sporanox
- selenium sulfide (Dandrex, Selsun Blue)
- pyrithione zinc
- ciclopirox, Penlac, Loprox
- Side Effects of Loprox (ciclopirox)