Tinea Versicolor Treatment Pills

Tinea versicolor is a common skin infection that grows from a type of fungus. Every person skin has this fungus it happen naturally, even on healthy skin. Only when the fungus grows extremely does it cause a tinea versicolor infection. The patches of different colored skin the infection causes are not painful or contagious, though they may cause itching or irritation.

Treatment for Tinea Versicolor is available. Your doctor may suggest over-the-counter antifungal lotions, creams, ointment, or shampoos.

Among the choices:

  • Miconazole cream
  • Clotrimazole cream or lotion
  • Terbinafine gel or cream
  • Selenium sulfide 1 percent shampoo

Many people with tinea versicolor prefer oral medicines, as they are not messy and can be further convenient.

Antifungal pills can be recommend for tinea versicolor, but often have side effects such as nausea, vomiting, fatigue, diarrhea and can potentially harm the liver. Recommendation such as Itraconazole

Fluconazole often work faster than topical creams, but the fungus frequently comes back. Take antifungal pills as directed for 2 to 3 for best results.