Tinea Versicolor treatment can depend on the severity of the condition. Usually we will prescribe an oral antifungal medication. This medication works by getting onto the skin as you sweat and is able to get deeper than topical medication alone. In addition, we generally prescribe a topical antifungal medication to use while the rash is active.
It is also important to know that improvement in the skin may only be temporary and a recurrence of the condition is possible. Dr. Myers may also recommend using an anti-dandruff shampoo monthly to help prevent recurrences. The treatment will not bring the normal color back to the skin immediately. This will occur naturally and may take several months.
If you have questions concerning Tinea Versicolor, call our office and schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Myers. At your visit, Dr. Myers will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan for your condition.