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Tinea Versicolor

Tinea Versicolor, also known as Pityriasis Versicolor, is an infection of the skin in the form of a fungus. This fungus is caused by a yeast that is naturally found on the skin, making this infection non-contagious. Tinea Versicolor appears in the form of a rash on the surface of the skin.

While this infection can impact anyone, it is more common in teens and young adults. You are more susceptible to this fungus if you have oily skin, live in a warm climate, sweat a lot, or have a weakened immune system.

Symptoms of Tinea Versicolor include:

    • White, pink, brown, or red patches
    • Patches can be darker or lighter than surrounding skin
    • Spots don’t darken in sun like other areas of skin
    • Neck, chest, back, and arms are common areas to see this
    • Spots may be dry, scaly, itchy, or painful

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