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

Medications:

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 »