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Posted by
Matthew on August 06, 2002 at 23:18:53:

Hi,
I have been reading through some of the posts and havent found an answer to my question. Please forgive me if it is answered elsewhere. By browsing the internet i believe my condition to be Tinea Versicolor. I was diagnosed by a doctor as having a "fungus". I have had it as red blotches in my perspiration areas which I use Lotrimin AF on, and it usually clears up (I know this isnt the versicolor). I also have seen a doctor about white spots on my skin. He said to use the Lotrimin on this as well, that it was a fungus. I did use the Lotrimin at one point and it seemed to help some, but thinking back it may because I lost my sun tan. I havent seen a Dr about either issue in a few years now, but I just recently went on vacation to the shore and got a good tan except now the white spots showed up bad. The spots showed up mainly on my hands before, but now I have it on my back, shoulders, feet and groin as well. I started to use the Selsun blue once a night for about a half hour a night. On my 4th night I decided to let it sit longer, an hour and a half to be exact. When I rinsed off my neck it was really red and burning, my groin was also this way. I did not apply it to my face. I went back to using it for the next 2 nights for a half hour each. My neck kept getting more irritated and my groin got so bad I stopped putting it on there. I have also been using Lanisil spray in conjunction with the Selsun. I had to stop it on my groin for 2 days as well. After 6 days I have stopped using the Selsun and have just begun showering with DHS zinc shampoo which has 2% Pyrithione Zinc as the active ingredient. I have also been using the Lanisil in conjunction with it (except every other day on the groin). Now my questions (sorry for rambling) Will this method be effective at all (DHS+ Lanisil)? Should I be leaving this shampoo on for an extended period or is showering with it and using the Lanisil enough (my problem areas dont seem to get as irritated with this method)? The "spots" seem to be getting WORSE, is this normal during treatment (does it get worse before it gets better)? I was planning on continuing this method for a month (based on what you say about it taking a month to generate new skin) will this be long enough using this method? Again, sorry for the rambling, but if you or anyone here could help me with these questions I would really appreciate it.



Re: Tinea Versicolor treatment questions

Posted by
Cheezi on August 07, 2002 at 00:12:15:

In Reply to: Tinea Versicolor treatment questions posted by Matthew on August 06, 2002 at 23:18:53:

Matthew, it sounds like you've definitely got a yeast thing going on there. The anti-candida diet would probably help you a lot; no sugar, low carbohydrates, lots of protein and vegetables. I had TV for a number of years and find that the only times I even have athletes foot now is when I've eaten too much sugar or carbs. Lotrimin solution took care of the TV on my skin, but the nutritional changes and nutritional supplements that I use took care of the yeast overgrowth so that the TV didn't come back. Until you take care of that overgrowth, you'll have problems with TV. If you don't have digestive problems already, you probably will.

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Posted by Walt Stoll on August 07, 2002 at 11:22:04:

In Reply to: Tinea Versicolor treatment questions posted by Matthew on August 06, 2002 at 23:18:53:

Hi, Matthew.

Listen to Cheezi.

In the meantime, you are having a reaction to the Selsun--STOP IT AT ONCE!

The solution to this is using the Lamasil (or any other topical OTC antifungal cream) at least twice a day for at least a month (missing no doses) and be sure to buff your skin with the terrycloth washcloth and towel every time you bathe. You should do this every where but be sure not to miss the affected places.

When this is over be sure to keep that habit up for the rest of your life.

Let us know how you do.

Walt

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