Treatment of tinea versicolor depends on several factors including extent of skin rash, location of skin rash, associated symptoms, and history of prior treatments. Antifungal shampoos, soaps, creams or foams may be used alone or in combination to keep yeast production under control.
If the tinea versicolor persists or returns despite treatment, which is more likely in tropical and subtropical climates, your dermatologist may recommend a maintenance regimen to more aggressively combat yeast growth.
For more extensive eruptions or tinea versicolor that continues to recur despite topical treatment, oral antifungal medication may be prescribed.
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