Colorful lichen: relapses

January 27, 2011

  • Colorful lichen: relapses
  • Signs

 pityriasis versicolor
 Colorful lichen - a common fungal infection of the skin. The fungus disrupts the normal pigmentation of the skin, causing the appearance of small areas with diskoloratsiey. This disease is most common in teenagers and young adults up to 30 years.


Symptoms of pink lichen

  • Small scaly patches on the skin; They come in white, pink, golden and dark brown
  • Slowly increase the spot
  • Spots become more visible after exposure to sunlight
  • Easy itching
  • The most common infection affects the skin on the back, chest, neck and forearms.

Be sure to consult your doctor if symptoms of infection do not go after the use of domestic and OTC, if recurrences are frequent and / or patches cover large areas of the skin.

Typically, doctors diagnose pityriasis versicolor appearance of patients. If there is doubt about the diagnosis take skin scrapings and examine them under a microscope.



The fungus can be present on a completely healthy skin; As a rule, he lives in hair follicles holes. Pink zoster occurs when the fungus starts to actively proliferate. This can contribute to such factors as:

  • Hot weather and high humidity
  • Increased perspiration
  • Oily skin
  • Hormonal changes

Suppression of the immune system - multiplication mildew can begin when the immune system is unable to control the process. This may be due to chemotherapy or radiotherapy Radiotherapy in cancer treatment: irradiation aid  Radiotherapy in cancer treatment: irradiation aid
 And also due to HIV or AIDS. Sometimes very strong prolonged stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
   can significantly weaken the immune system.


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   not to treat household and OTC drugs, the doctor can prescribe to him the following drugs:


  • Selenium sulfide (2, 5 percent lotion)
  • Ciclopirox (Loprox) (cream, gel or lotion)
  • Ketoconazole (Nizoral) (ointment or shampoo)
  • Oral:
  • Ketoconazole tablets
  • Itraconazole (Sporanox) Capsules
  • Fluconazole (Diflucan) tablets

Even after successful treatment of the patient's skin color can last several weeks or even months to remain uneven. In addition, there is a high probability of the return of infection, especially if the patient is traveling or residing in areas with hot and humid climates. Sometimes, in order to prevent recurrences need to take medicines from multi-colored lichen once or twice a month.


Pharmaceuticals and home remedies

When milder forms of pink lichen use OTC antifungal lotions, creams, ointments or shampoos. One of the most popular and effective remedies for this disease are:

  • Selenium sulfide (shampoo)
  • Miconazole (Monistat-Derm)
  • Clotrimazole (Lotrimin)
  • Terbinafine (Lamisil)

Wash and dry the affected area of ​​the skin and apply the ointment or gel. Most OTC be used 1-2 times for at least two weeks. If you see improvement after 4 weeks, see your doctor. Perhaps you need a strong medicine.

  • Yogurt. Since the fungus that causes ringworm pink Pink versicolor - treatment is not required  Pink versicolor - treatment is not required
 Refers to yeast microorganisms, it can be neutralized by means of the yogurt. Apply to the affected skin a natural, fresh yogurt with no aromatics and flavorings. Eating yogurt eating also helps the body to quickly deal with the pink lichen.
  • Tea tree oil removes excess fat from the skin and has anti-fungal properties. Apply it exactly on the spot color which is different from the color of the skin with a piece of cotton wool. Make sure that the oil does not flow to a healthy skin.

Atopic dermatitis - allergic inherited

February 1, 2009

  • Atopic dermatitis - allergic inherited
  • How is

 Atopic dermatitis
   Atopic dermatitis - is a very common, chronic skin disease often Skin diseases - what to do when violated the basic functions of the skin  Skin diseases - what to do when violated the basic functions of the skin
 Which occurs in a significant proportion of the world population. Most often, this violation can be regarded as a kind of allergic reaction Allergic reactions: how to understand why you tickle in the throat  Allergic reactions: how to understand why you tickle in the throat
   or hypersensitivity. Many people have a genetic predisposition to the development of atopic dermatitis; He is often seen in several members of one family. The distinctive features of atopic dermatitis is a skin rash and itching.

The word "dermatitis" means inflammation of the skin. "Atopic" refers to diseases that are inherited, and are often found in conjunction with other disorders. Atopic dermatitis often occurs in young children. Many of them, when they get older, begins long-term or permanent remission, although the skin can still stay dry and prone to irritation.

Triggers of atopic dermatitis can be dry skin, seasonal allergies, the use of aggressive cleaning agents, some cosmetics, as well as cold weather. Environmental factors can also activate symptoms of atopic dermatitis in people who have inherited the susceptibility to this disease.

Atopic dermatitis with about equal frequency in men and women; He is the cause of 10% -20% of all visits to the dermatologist. This disease is most common in infants and preschool children, and with age the likelihood of developing the disease is significantly reduced. Scientists estimate that 65% of patients with this disorder symptoms appear during the first year of life, and 90% - up to 5. After 30 years, the probability of disease atopic dermatitis becomes very small; usually it is the result of human presence in severe climatic and / or environmental conditions. People who live in large cities and in areas with low humidity, are at risk for the development of atopic dermatitis.

 Atopic dermatitis - allergic inherited


The exact cause of atopic dermatitis Dermatitis - what to do with the inflamed skin?  Dermatitis - what to do with the inflamed skin?
   unknown, but it is assumed that its development is the result of exposure to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Apparently, people who are prone to development of atopic dermatitis, there is an inherent tendency towards hypersensitivity and occurrence of skin itching. Scientific evidence suggests that this disease is associated with other so-called atopic disorders such as hay fever and asthma, these disorders are observed in many people with atopic dermatitis Atopic dermatitis - the unpleasant legacy  Atopic dermatitis - the unpleasant legacy
 . Often, children who have atopic dermatitis went into remission, to further develop hay fever and / or asthma. Although one disorder does not necessarily cause the other, they can be connected, which may in the future help to better understand the nature of atopic dermatitis.

Although emotional factors, in some cases, enhance or initiate the symptoms of atopic dermatitis, they obviously are not its main cause. Previously it was assumed that emotional disorders are the cause of atopic dermatitis, but now it is clear that it is not.

Atopic dermatitis is not contagious and can not spread from one person to another by direct contact with the skin.

 Atopic dermatitis - allergic inherited


Although symptoms may vary in different patients, the most common symptoms of dermatitis are dry skin, itching, and redness. Most often the disease affects the skin on the backs of the knees, hands and face.

Itching is the main hallmark of atopic dermatitis. Often it is so strong that even adults can be difficult to hold back, not to comb the skin. Itching is particularly strong in the night; Many patients also noted increased itching in the evening when they come home from school or work, and external stimuli cease to distract them from their own bodily sensations. Due to the intense scratching the skin may redden much, and in some places it gets tough, rough. Since this can increase the risk of various infections, atopic dermatitis treated.

 Atopic dermatitis - allergic inherited


For the diagnosis of atopic dermatitis is usually sufficient visual study of the symptoms and examination of the patient history. For example, the probability of the development of atopic dermatitis is especially great for those in whose personal or family history of asthma or hay fever. If the doctor has doubts about the diagnosis, a biopsy may be needed.