To help prevent tinea versicolor from returning, your doctor can prescribe a skin or oral treatment that you use once or twice a month. You may need to use these just during warm and humid months. Preventive treatments include:

  • Selenium sulfide (Selsun) 2.5 percent lotion or shampoo
  • Ketoconazole (Ketoconazole, Nizoral, others) cream, gel, shampoo
  • Itraconazole (Onmel, Sporanox) tablets, capsules or oral solution
  • Fluconazole (Diflucan) tablets or oral solution
April 22, 2015