Treatment consists of applying antifungal medicines to the skin. These medications include clotrimazole, ketoconazole, and miconazole.
Over-the-counter dandruff shampoos applied to the skin for 10 minutes each day in the shower may also help treat the skin.
Though tinea versicolor is easily treated, pigment changes may last for months after treatment. The condition may come back during the warm months.
Calling Your Health Care Provider
Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you develop symptoms of tinea versicolor.
Pictures & ImagesTinea versicolor – close-up
Review Date : 10/28/2008
Reviewed By : Michael Lehrer, MD, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.