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How should I moisturize my skin if I have pityriasis versicolor?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If you have been diagnosed with pityriasis versicolor, it is best to talk to your doctor or dermatologist about moisturizing options. You may need a anti-fungal cream or ointment that contains miconazole, clotrimazole, or terbinafine.

Before applying any cream or moisturizer to skin affected with pityriasis versicolor, gently wash the affected area with a mild cleanser. If your doctor or dermatologist has prescribed an anti-fungal cream, follow your doctor's instructions for applying a thin layer of this prescription to the area once or twice a day.

If you have any questions about moisturizing your skin if you have pityriasis versicolor, ask your doctor or dermatologist.

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