How is pediatric tinea versicolor prevented?

Updated: Jan 27, 2020
  • Author: Lyubomir A Dourmishev, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Tinea versicolor has a high recurrence rate and may require frequent prophylactic treatment with intermittent topical or oral therapy.

Good personal hygiene may help limit recurrences. Specifically, patients should shower as soon as possible after participating in activities or exercise that produce significant perspiration.

Some authors recommend prophylaxsis with varying regimens of selenium sulfide shampoo or lotion.

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