Can pityriasis versicolor be cured?
Tinea versicolor, which is also called pityriasis versicolor, is not painful or contagious. But it can lead to emotional distress or self-consciousness. Antifungal creams, lotions or shampoos can help treat tinea versicolor. But even after successful treatment, skin color may remain uneven for several weeks or months.
How do you treat pityriasis versicolor?
For a mild case of tinea versicolor, you can apply an over-the-counter antifungal lotion, cream, ointment or shampoo. Most fungal infections respond well to these topical agents, which include: Clotrimazole (Lotrimin AF) cream or lotion. Miconazole (Micaderm) cream.
What is the difference between pityriasis versicolor and tinea versicolor?
Tinea versicolor is a fungal skin infection. It’s caused by an overgrowth of yeast on your skin. Tinea versicolor isn’t contagious, and most people recover fully after treatment. Tinea versicolor is also called pityriasis versicolor.