Panu is caused by a fungus, as it usually takes a long treatment, even months.
A fairly effective, inexpensive and safe treatment for tinea versicolor, usually using topical medications using antifungal ointments. In general, antifungal ointments can be purchased freely by patients and are safe to use. However, if the location is large, topical treatment alone is usually not sufficient and requires a combination of systemic treatment with oral medications.
It should be seen by a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and heal as it usually takes a long time for skin patches from tinea versicolor to return to normal (darken again depending on the color of the skin).
Dr Dr I Gusti Nyoman Darmaputra, SpKK, FINSDV, FAADV,
DNI Skin Center Jalan Raya Puputan 70, Renon, Denpasar-Bali
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