Tinea versicolor is a fungus infection that mainly affects the skin of young people. Recognized by light or reddish brown spots, and areas lighter than the surrounding skin. Tinea versicolor is caused by yeast actually found in our skin. Factors like heat, humidity, and sweat help it proliferate in people, resulting in a rash that is not contagious to others. Read more: Tinea Versicolor Article
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This title designates a superficial fungal infection (tinea) that changes color (versicolor). See a picture of Tinea Versicolor...
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Ringworm is a common skin disorder otherwise known as tinea. See a picture of Types of Ringworm and learn more about the health...
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Scaly, hypopigmented macules of pityriasis versicolor on the chest of a child. See a Pityriasis Pityriasis Versicolor and learn...
Related Disease Conditions
The word "rash" means an outbreak of red bumps on the body. The way people use this term, "a rash" can refer to many different skin conditions. The most common of these are scaly patches of skin and red, itchy bumps or patches all over the place.
Vitiligo is a condition in which the skin turns white due to the loss of pigment from the melanocytes, cells that produce the pigment melanin that gives the skin color.
Eczema refers to skin inflammation. There are many different types of eczema that produce symptoms and signs that range from oozing blisters to crusty plaques of skin. Treatment varies depending upon the type of eczema the person has.
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- Diflucan (fluconazole)
- clotrimazole, Lotrimin AF, Gyne-Lotrimin, Alevazol, Desenex, Pro-Ex Antifungal
- Over-the-Counter Products
- itraconazole, Sporanox
- Ketoconazole Cream vs. Nystatin
- miconazole, Monistat, M-Zole, Micatin
- ketoconazole, Nizoral, Extina, Xolegel, Kuric
- selenium sulfide (Dandrex, Selsun Blue)
- ciclopirox, Penlac, Loprox