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Malassezia Fur Fur

Malassezia fur fur is a type of yeast (fungal infection) that that can be found growing on the skin of most adults. The yeast is perfectly harmless but occasionally morphs into a more invasive strain which can release chemicals that can then go on to change the pigmentation of the skin producing a harmless discoloured rash on the body. You can get rid of the Malassezia Fur Fur relatively easily with the use of antifungal body washes, creams and tablets. It is possible to get rid of the change in the pigmentation of the skin but it may take several months as all the damaged skin needs to shed and be replaced by new skin that hasn’t been discoloured.

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Has anyone tried Whitfields ointment for this??





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I have suffered with Malassezia fur fur for years. I had tried creams etc. but they only worked short term, then an old time doctor told me to do this: Selenium Sulfide Shampoo 2.5% (Prescription Only). The directions say apply to skin for 10 minutes and rinse well, do this for 7 days. He told me instead to apply it full strength on the infection at bed time and leave it on all night. Then shower it off in the morning. This works great for me and I have been doing it for years, it usually prevents recurrence for up to a year with only ONE application! I have found that if I treat it immediately when it returns, that it is quickly resolved before it spreads. Also, when I do this I wear pajamas to bed as it is similar to beige colored liquid make-up and will discolor my sheets. CAUTION: I AM NOT A PHYSICIAN. CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE TRYING THIS! IF YOUR PHYSICAN RECOMMENDS THAT YOU TRY THIS and I had your problem, I would try a very small area of my body first to make sure that I was not sensitive or allergic to the medication. Finally, if a large percentage of my body was infected, I would try to treat it in small areas at a time and if it worked I would continue to move on one smaller area at a time. If this was helpful please post a response on this site! Good-luck!





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I have suffered with Malassezia fur fur for years. I had tried creams etc. but they only worked short term, then an old time doctor told me to do this: Selenium Sulfide Shampoo 2.5% (Prescription Only). The directions say apply to skin for 10 minutes and rinse well, do this for 7 days. He told me instead to apply it full strength on the infection at bed time and leave it on all night. Then shower it off in the morning. This works great for me and I have been doing it for years, it usually prevents recurrence for up to a year with only ONE application! I have found that if I treat it immediately when it returns, that it is quickly resolved before it spreads. Also, when I do this I wear pajamas to bed as it is similar to beige colored liquid make-up and will discolor my sheets. CAUTION: I AM NOT A PHYSICIAN. CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE TRYING THIS! IF YOUR PHYSICAN RECOMMENDS THAT YOU TRY THIS and I had your problem, I would try a very small area of my body first to make sure that I was not sensitive or allergic to the medication. Finally, if a large percentage of my body was infected, I would try to treat it in small areas at a time and if it worked I would continue to move on one smaller area at a time. If this was helpful please post a response on this site! Good-luck!





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Ive had this for 8 years now on and off but for the past 3 years its been soo bad i can barely take being outside anymore. My entire skin is covered by this hellish nightmare. Its itches and burns uncontrollably. Ive tried lots of things but it gets worse.its almost to my lower body and my hands. Its on my face and scalp my entire back. If there is anything extreme i would love to know. It pretty nuch almost seems like my normal skin. I would love any help possible to end my suffering . thanks a ton





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I have suffered with Malassezia fur fur for years. I had tried creams etc. but they only worked short term, then an old time doctor told me to do this: Selenium Sulfide Shampoo 2.5% (Prescription Only). The directions say apply to skin for 10 minutes and rinse well, do this for 7 days. He told me instead to apply it full strength on the infection at bed time and leave it on all night. Then shower it off in the morning. This works great for me and I have been doing it for years, it usually prevents recurrence for up to a year with only ONE application! I have found that if I treat it immediately when it returns, that it is quickly resolved before it spreads. Also, when I do this I wear pajamas to bed as it is similar to beige colored liquid make-up and will discolor my sheets. CAUTION: I AM NOT A PHYSICIAN. CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE TRYING THIS! IF YOUR PHYSICAN RECOMMENDS THAT YOU TRY THIS and I had your problem, I would try a very small area of my body first to make sure that I was not sensitive or allergic to the medication. Finally, if a large percentage of my body was infected, I would try to treat it in small areas at a time and if it worked I would continue to move on one smaller area at a time. If this was helpful please post a response on this site! Good-luck!

I know what works and its crazy. All 3 of my brothers have this. My mom always thought it had to do with them playing sports and sweat and they don't have bad acne at all. Then found out it was the m furfur. They were told to use the selsun dandruff shampoo and it didn't work for years, anti itch cream didn't do nothing or even anti fungal cream. Well, the boys went out to visit family in Hawaii and of course aunty had an idea.... Why not try out the beach? The beach worked!! Rub the sand on the skin and go swimming and a day or 2 its gone!! They were out there for summer break and not that they came home, we realized its the Water here in the states. Use salt water, water softener. This house is on old pipes... So that's what may have triggered it😊 hope this helped!!😊





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my pines whaite,I want brack colour





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Hi I'm 16 and I have something like this. Ive noticed it for a few years now but my mum has said it's nothing to worry about. I have fairly tanned skin and on my chest and stomach and back is mainly where I had large patched of this, sometimes it's a bit dark and sometimes it's white. It gets fairly itchy sometimes and I've noticed it's spread to my shoulder a little. I'm really not sure if it's this or something else and what I should do?! Thanks!





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I have been dx'd with m furfur and is in my eyes , scalp. and skin . I have very sensitive skin and allergies can you help my eyes are driving me crazy





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Hi, I have a small area of this on my back. It does not get itchy or red just doesn't tan in summer and that's when you see it. However it is right where I am supposed to be getting my tattoo in 2weeks time. Is it ok to tattoo this area?





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I have had this since I was 16 I am now 43 At first I used selsun anti dandruff shampoo and fungal creams but it never went away so now once a year I go to my gp and get a three week dose of sporanox, I take this and it goes away until the next year. Ok it doesn't look nice when it appears but there could be worse things to be suffering from and I would say having this is not any kind of suffering yeah it itches and flakes a bit so what! Everybody flakes every day of their lives some worse than others.





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