Common Fungal Diseases of Skin
All the following are used in the treatment of tinea versicolor EXCEPT (AIIMS Nov 2014)
Treatment of P Versicolor - Caused by Pityrosporum ovale
1). Oral fluconazole—400mg single dose
2). Topical imidazole drugs miconazole, Clotrimazole or econazole, ketoconazole cream/shampoo, applied once daily 6 weeks
3). Local application of selenium sulphate shampoo for 15 minutes before bath daily once a day for the first week than an alternate days during the following 2 or 3 weeks
4). Oral agent itraconazole for 7-12 days has recently been introduced.