Also called Pityriasis Versicolor
T.V. is a common skin discoloration in teens and young adults consisting of pink patches or hypopigmented patches (lighter than the surrounding skin) on the neck, upper arms, chest, or back. The patches may be slightly scaly or not scaly at all; itchy for some. It is caused by a harmless yeast on the skin which is more common in hot, humid climates (summer months), or in those that sweat frequently. It can be treating by a combination of topical and oral antifungals, and may need to be treated multiple times if it recurs each summer.
Learn more about Tinea Versicolor:
- Tinea versicolor: Signs and symptoms
- Tinea versicolor: Who gets and causes
- Tinea versicolor: Diagnosis, treatment, and outcome
- Tinea versicolor: Tips for managing
Tinea versicolor: It is not harmful, but many people dislike the way it discolors their skin.
Many people get tinea versicolor. It is one of the most common skin diseases in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. People who live in tropical areas may have tinea versicolor year-round.