Tinea Versicolor vs. Vitiligo Topic Guide

Tinea Versicolor vs. Vitiligo Tinea Versicolor vs. Vitiligo: Vitiligo is an autoimmune skin disease that destroys the skin's pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) while tinea versicolor results from superficial infection by a yeast. These two diseases produce skin changes; vitiligo and its subtypes often first appear as a white spot on normally pigmented skin. Tinea versicolor produces color variations in the skin; dark spots or red on light skin or patches of lightness on dark skin.

Tinea Versicolor vs. Vitiligo Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins


tacrolimus topical Tacrolimus Topical

Tacrolimus topical (for the skin) is used to treat moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) in patients that did not respond to other treatments...learn more »

tacrolimus (oral) Tacrolimus (oral)

Tacrolimus weakens your body's immune system, to help keep it from "rejecting" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. Organ rejection happens when the immun...learn more »

ketoconazole topical Ketoconazole Topical

Ketoconazole topical (for the skin) is an antifungal medicine used to treat infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and seborrhea (dry, flaki...learn more »

ciclopirox topical Ciclopirox Topical

Ciclopirox is an antifungal medicine that prevents fungus from growing on your skin...learn more »

ketoconazole Ketoconazole

Ketoconazole is an antifungal medication that is used to treat certain infections caused by fungus...learn more »

fluconazole Fluconazole

Fluconazole is an antifungal medicine that is used to treat infections caused by fungus, which can invade any part of the body including the mouth, throat, e...learn more »