Q. Can you suggest a good cream for pityriasis versicolor?

Answered by Dr. Suvash Sahu and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

 

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Hi doctor,

I have this skin condition called pityriasis versicolor. My regular dermatologist prescribes a single dose of Fluconazole 450 mg and it recurs after a few weeks or months. Could you suggest something better to me like a skin cream?


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Dr. Suvash Sahu
MBBS., DNB (DERMATOLOGY,LEPROLOGY& VENEREOLOGY
Cosmetology, Dermatology, Venereology

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have seen your query.

I suggest using topical Clotrimazole cream local application twice daily and use 2 % Ketoconazole shampoo applied once daily for three consecutive days per week till the clearance of lesions.

Other oral antifungals in case of relapse are Ketoconazole tablet 400 mg once per month or Itraconazole 400 mg once a month for six months can cure the disease.

Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines with their consent.

For more information consult a cosmetologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cosmetologist

 

Thank you doctor,

Can you tell me a trade name for the Itraconazole skin cream as well as the oral antifungal?

 

Dr. Suvash Sahu
MBBS., DNB (DERMATOLOGY,LEPROLOGY& VENEREOLOGY
Cosmetology, Dermatology, Venereology

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I suggest using 1 % Clocip (Clotrimazole), Anaboom AD shampoo and tablet I-Tyza (Itraconazole).

For more information consult a cosmetologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cosmetologist

 
 
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