What is Tinea Versicolor?
Tinea Versicolor is known to be a very common fungal infection of the skin. It is also known as pityriasis versicolor and is caused by a kind of yeast which naturally occurs on your skin. When the yeast grows out of control, the skin disease, which appears as a rash, is the result. The fungus interferes with the normal pigmentation of the skin, resulting in small, stained coverings. These coverings might be lighter or darker in color than the surrounding of skin and is generally affects the trunk and shoulders
Tinea versicolor happens generally in teens and young adults. Sun exposure might make tinea versicolor more seeming. It is not painful or contagious but it can lead to emotional distress or self-consciousness.
Antifungal creams, lotions or shampoos could help in treating tinea versicolor. But even after successful treatment, skin color might remain rough for some weeks or months. Tinea versicolor often recurs, especially in warm, humid weather.
The infection could happen for any of the following causes:
• You have oily skin
• You live in a hot climate
• You sweat a lot
• You have a weak immune system
Symptoms of Tinea Versicolor:
The most noticeable symptom of tinea versicolor is the development of discolored patches of skin. These coverings might:
• be lighter (more common) or darker than the surrounding skin
• be more protuberant with tanning
• be pink, red, tan, or brown
• disappear in cooler, less humid weather
• be dry, itchy, and scaly
Tinea versicolor grows in people with dark skin which might result in the loss of skin color. This disorder is known as hypopigmentation. If the result is obscuring of skin color, this disorder is known as hyperpigmentation.
Some individuals who develop tinea versicolor do not have any momentous changes in their skin color or appearance.
In addition to changes in the skin, you might also experience increased perspiring and itchy skin. The spots might vanish throughout cool weather and get poorer during warm and humid weather.
Causes of Tinea Versicolor:
Tinea versicolor occurs when Pityrosporum ovale grows rapidly on the surface of the skin. In some cases Doctors are not sure why this happens. Though, there are some factors which might promote the growth of this yeast on the skin. These factors comprise:
• excessive sweating
• oily skin
• having a weakened immune system
• hot and humid weather
• changes in the hormones
Tinea versicolor can happen in people from all ethnic backgrounds. Though, the condition is more mutual in adolescents and young adults. Mostly adults are more likely to develop tinea versicolor if they visit an area with a subtropical climate.
Treatments of Tinea Versicolor:
Q-Ring Lotion – link is given below.