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Will tinea versicolor come back?

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Recurrent episodes are very common because the yeast that causes the infection is a normal fungus that lives on skin. Medicated cleansers may be used one or two times a month to help prevent tinea versicolor from coming back. You may need to use these cleansers if the infection keeps returning, especially if you live in a warm and humid area.

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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