Tinea Versicolor

What causes Tinea Versicolor?

Tinea Versicolor, also known as Pityriasis Versicolor, is characterized by flaky discolored patches of skin caused by the overgrowth of a fungus or certain type of yeast found naturally on the skin.

What causes Tinea Versicolor?

The cause of Tinea Versicolor is overgrowth of a yeast or fungus on the skin. The infection can happen or be made worse by hot and humid weather, oily skin, a weakened immune system, or hormonal changes.

What are the symptoms of Tinea Versicolor?

Tinea Versicolor causes patches of discolored skin, itching, scaling and areas of skin that won’t tan normally. This rash is most often seen on the trunk and shoulders and is more common in teens and young adults than other ages.

How is it diagnosed?

Tinea Versicolor is most often diagnosed by visual exam.

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