Topical antifungal meds OTC?

  1. hey, a friend of mine has Pityriasis versicolor on their back. The following meds treat this:

    Propylene glycol
    Sodium thiosulphate solution
    Econazole foaming solution
    Ketoconazole cream/shampoo

    Does anyone know if I can pick any of these up as OTC drugs at my nearest Walgreens?
    Last edit by EricTAMUCC-BSN on Aug 29, '07
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  3. by   EricTAMUCC-BSN
    nevermind. I just found out that selenium shampoos like selsun will do the trick.
  4. by   kids
    actually the selsun shampoos contain selenium sulfide...pantene anti-dandruff and head & shoulders contain sodium thiosulphate (and don't smell nearly as bad). i looked it up...pretty much any otc athletes foot cream will do the job.

    alternate names : pityriasis versicolor

    tinea versicolor treatment
    topical antifungal agents are effective in eradicating the lesions. these medications include clotrimazole, ketoconazole, and miconazole.

    over the counter dandruff shampoos applied to the skin for 10 minutes each day in the shower may also eliminate tinea versicolor.
    Last edit by kids on Jul 5, '03

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