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What antifungal cream is best for pityriasis versicolor?

What antifungal cream is best for pityriasis versicolor?

Most fungal infections respond well to these topical agents, which include:

  • Clotrimazole (Lotrimin AF) cream or lotion.
  • Miconazole (Micaderm) cream.
  • Selenium sulfide (Selsun Blue) 1 percent lotion.
  • Terbinafine (Lamisil AT) cream or gel.
  • Zinc pyrithione soap.

What is the best treatment for pityriasis versicolor?

A GP can prescribe treatment for pityriasis versicolor. The main treatments are: antifungal shampoo (such as ketoconazole) that you use on the affected skin and rinse off after a few minutes. antifungal cream.

How quickly does Sporanox work?

Itraconazole takes around one to four weeks after treatment for its optimum action on the fungi that cause ringworm infections. It is essential to complete the dosage for the best results.

How long does it take for itraconazole to work on tinea versicolor?

The total dose required for effective treatment is 1000 mg, and it has been given as 200 mg for 5 days or 7 days. The organisms disappear slowly from the skin, even when dead, and the results should be assessed clinically and mycologically at around 3 to 4 weeks after treatment.

Do probiotics help with tinea versicolor?

Yoghurt paste can be applied to the affected area and can help in neutralizing the overbalance of yeast which is the main cause of Tinea versicolor. Yoghurt is rich in probiotics which helps in keeping the growth of fungi in check.

How can I get rid of pityriasis versicolor fast?

Body washing with dandruff shampoos containing selenium sulfide (Selsun Blue), pyrithione zinc (Head & Shoulders, Soothe), and ketoconazole (Nizoral) may help the tinea versicolor clear faster and stay away longer. In the past, some have recommended application of shampoos for overnight use.

How do you know if pityriasis versicolor is healing?

Even after the infection has gone away, the spots may be visible as lighter (hypopigmented) patches on the skin that may not get their normal color back for many months. These hypopigmented spots do not tan normally. The hypopigmented areas are more obvious in darker-skinned people.

What time should I take Sporanox?

Take this medication by mouth with a full meal as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice daily. Swallow the capsules whole. Take itraconazole 2 hours before or 1 hour after antacids.

Which is better Lamisil or Sporanox?

Itraconazole has higher clinical and mycological cure rates as compared to terbinafine. Although the cost of terbinafine is lower, the failure rate is higher and the duration of treatment required is longer. Therefore, itraconazole seems to be superior to terbinafine in the treatment of tinea corporis and tinea cruris.

How safe is Sporanox?

Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: numbness/tingling of arms/legs, hearing loss, mental/mood changes (such as depression). Itraconazole has rarely caused very serious (possibly fatal) liver disease.