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Yeast overgrowth

I’m a 20 year old female, and I have been dealing with tinea versicolor for going on 7 months. I’ve tried the shampoos and my doctor has prescribed me multiple rounds of fluconazole (spaced out between rounds) the rash went away after awhile, but I was not using the shampoo (I was using a natural soap on Amazon for tinea versicolor). Sadly, the rash came back after a month or so. I never stopped using that exact same soap, and I would shower normally 2-3 times a day (because I work out). There are also some other things that I have noticed that may be aligned with it and that are not normal for me to have.

I’ve had a white tongue, thick white discharge, and a flaky scalp. No pain with these symptoms, but all things that go into having some sort of yeast overgrowth. It’s just upsetting because it feels like something is happening from the inside out but I don’t know what it would be. I was just curious on what all I could do, given that the prescription didn’t work and it may be more than just on my skin. I feel at a loss and don’t know if it is possibly something with my gut or hormones. I take Wellbutrin and some other vitamins, one of them being a cycle of ashwaganda but I stopped because I was afraid that could be adding to it. If anyone has had this problem before, please let me know anything and everything you know. I’m at a loss and anything helps. Thank you!
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Tinea versicolor is a condition that is known to recur. Did you try all of these things?

    Selenium sulfide (Selsun) 2.5 percent lotion or shampoo
    Ketoconazole (Ketoconazole, Nizoral, others) cream, gel or shampoo
    Itraconazole (Onmel, Sporanox) tablets, capsules or oral solution
    Fluconazole (Diflucan) tablets or oral solution

It might be that one works better than another for you. Also, when it goes away, you're supposed to use one of these once or twice a month, for prevention.

You might also try taking zinc, or upping the food in your diet that's high in zinc. Not a large dose, maybe a 20 mg capsule once every couple of days.  It's good for the skin in general.
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I have tried everything but the intraconazole, I’ll have to look into it! And it has never been recurring until recently. I’ve had ringworm before and I’m starting to think it was this because it left a tiny white spot, however that went away very quickly and it did not return
You might also check whether it would be possible to pick up that particular fungus in the gym, and to reconsider how you are washing your gym clothes.
(In other words, you might be getting it again, not having it lay dormant and pop up after a while from the same initial problem.)
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