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tinea versicolor...

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 6, 2007
  • 04:52 AM

I have tinea versicolor...apparently from what I have read...I am one of the rare few who has it on my face. :( It wasn't much concern of mine in the begining...But 5 years later and 1/3 of my face covered with hyperpigmented huge dark blotches ...Well, you know.

One week and months of research of my own...( no insurance, no doctor) I found a regime that actually is showing results within a week.

first I wash with an antibacterial soap...followed by a dandruff shampoo 'mask' for about 10 minutes...I remove that with a gentle exfoliating scrubber. Hydrogen peroxide astringent...because I read that these over the counter meds create a toxic level of it inside the fungal cells which then kills it...so, I thought this step would help that process along...also, it has a bleaching affect. I began with Clotrimazole application but it seemed to over dry my skin...So now...and don't laugh...I use Miconazole ( Monastat...lol...yes, ON MY FACE) It's designed for 'sensitive skin' and isn't as harsh as the other...M

My most exciting find...is this product called Vita-K solution...for blotchy skin...It claims results with the first application...and the claim is true... So get yourself some of this...its fantastic.

I am only a week into my regime...and am already noticing improvement. :)
However, the process of it leaving...is as frustrating as how it came...it has a will of its own.

I'll share what happens after 2 weeks...because I read..that is the length of the standard treatment.

I hope something here helps someone...

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  • I was just recently diagnosed with Tinea versicolor. About a year ago i was diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis which i got treated for and continue to control with dandruff shampoo. At that time, I also noticed a small discolored spot on my left cheek. At that time my doctor said it was sun damage and so i let it be. It's been a year now and my face is completely discolored on both sides for the exception of the center portion. i've become discouraged ...has your regime helped you?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 27, 2008
    • 05:39 AM
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  • Originally my Derm though I had Tinea Versicolor, which is kind of like jock itch on your skin (fungal). However, further testing showed it was actually morphea scleroderma. If it doesn't react to the antifungal, you might want to ask your derm to test you for morphea. It's highly unlikely to turn into systemic scleroderma, but it's better to just find out. There's no treatment for morphea but it'll go away on its own. Good luck!
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    • October 6, 2008
    • 06:49 PM
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