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What are ways to manage tinea versicolor?

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Some tips to help you manage tinea versicolor:

  • Avoid using oily skin products.
  • Reduce your exposure to the sun.
  • If you have to go out in the sun, consider using an anti-fungal shampoo daily for a couple of days prior to sun exposure.
  • Put on sunscreen with an SPF of 30 every day.
  • Don't wear tight clothing.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Tinea versicolor."

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Tinea Versicolor."

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh: "Tinea Versicolor."

The Merck Manual: "Tinea Versicolor."

DermNet NZ: "Pityriasis Versicolor."

Clinical Knowledge Summaries, NHS: "Pityriasis Versicolor."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 23, 2020

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Tinea versicolor."

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Tinea Versicolor."

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh: "Tinea Versicolor."

The Merck Manual: "Tinea Versicolor."

DermNet NZ: "Pityriasis Versicolor."

Clinical Knowledge Summaries, NHS: "Pityriasis Versicolor."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 23, 2020

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