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Tinea versicolor facts

  • Tinea versicolor is a common infection of healthy people caused by a fungus that is commonly found on normal human skin.
  • There seems to be a genetic predisposition to develop tinea versicolor, the nature of which is poorly understood.
  • Tinea versicolor is easily identified under the microscope.
  • Treatment of tinea versicolor is often effective, but recurrence is common.
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Comment from: beanniebop, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 30

I have had tinea versicolor for twenty years now. A lot of people in my family have it. I believe it is only contagious if you have the predisposition for it. My first husband started to get it from me but my current husband of ten years has shown no signs of having it. My spots are white and get reddish as well and they itch like there is no tomorrow, it almost drives me crazy sometime. I have tried dandruff shampoos but they don't work for me. I was prescribed an oral antifungal cream and it took it away but only for about a year. And that medicine is bad for your liver so it's not something that you want to be on for an extended period of time. As of right now I just suffer with it, wish I could find something to take it away forever.

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Comment from: Chili girl, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: April 14

I'm 21 years old and I"ve probably had tinea vesicular for 7 years. It started out on my back and has since spread to under my breasts and on my back down to my bottom but hasn"t spread in probably 4 years. I"ve tried Selsun blue, the pill that has that long name, and now I"m on Nizoral hoping to see a change. Nothing yet. In going to try the apple cider vinegar (ACV) at the same time! I want this fungus gone, I hate it so much.

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