Tinea versicolor is a common fungal skin infection that develops from a type of fungus known as Malassezia.
"Versicolor" refers to the various skin colors which will occur with the infection: white, tan, brown, pink, or other colors.
The most typical treatment options include:
Antifungal shampoos (such as ketoconazole or selenium sulphide shampoo) are often the primary treatment recommended for pityriasis versicolor.
These are available to buy over the counter.
In most cases, these shampoos need to be made into a lather and left on the affected areas of skin for 5 to 10 minutes before being rinsed off. Oral antifungal medication to be used when large areas of the body are infected.
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It may present as :
These spots can come and go, especially as seasons change and out of doors temperatures fluctuate. The spots could also be more noticeable when the weather is hot and humid (as in summer), and fewer noticeable or maybe disappear in fall and winter.