Consultation for tinea versicolor in New York City

Tinea Versicolor

Treatment For White Spots on Skin

Tinea versicolor looks like small, scaly, white, pink, or brown spots and usually occurs on the upper arms, chest, back, neck, or face. 

The cause of tinea versicolor is an overgrowth of yeast on the skin. This type of yeast favors the pores of oily skin and grows best in hot, humid weather. It is most common in teenagers and young adults but can affect any age. Because the fungus prevents the skin from tanning normally, the rash is usually most noticeable in the summer and on dark skin patients. A diagnosis of tinea versicolor is usually based on its clinical appearance. 

Treatment Options for Tinea Versicolor

Treatment of tinea versicolor is usually with topical anti-fungal creams or, occasionally, with oral medications. Shampoos that contain selenium sulfide or pyrithione zinc may also be recommended for use on the body. It is important to remember that the yeast is easy to kill, but it can take weeks to months to regain normal skin color. To learn more about tinea versicolor, visit aad.org.

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