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Tiña versicolor

Tinea versicolor, also known as pityriasis versicolor, appears on the skin as dry, scaly, flaking, discolored patches. The rash interferes with the pigmentation of the skin and varies in lightness and darkness. The patches are always a different color from the surrounding skin and are usually found on the trunk of the body and shoulders, but may appear on any area of the body.

Tinea versicolor is caused by a fungus, and is treated with the use of anti-fungal creams, lotions, or shampoos. Tinea versicolor is not is not contagious from person to person. Every human has a healthy level of bacteria and fungus on their body. When the fungus begins to multiply too quickly, tinea versicolor infections become a problem. Tinea versicolor is not life threatening, however the changes in pigmentation can be embarrassing and frustrating. 

In most cases, tinea versicolor takes several weeks to clear, and re-occurrence of the infection and skin discoloration is common. Tinea versicolor is more prevalent in warm, humid climates, as the fungus prefers moisture and heat. People who live in warm, tropical areas are more likes to show symptoms of tinea versicolor and struggle with the condition year-round.

Learn more about tinea versicolor causes, prevention and treatment by reading through our tinea versicolor resource pages.

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