How do you describe tinea versicolor?
Tinea versicolor is a common fungal infection of the skin. The fungus interferes with the normal pigmentation of the skin, resulting in small, discolored patches. These patches may be lighter or darker in color than the surrounding skin and most commonly affect the trunk and shoulders.
What is similar to tinea versicolor?
The spots may disappear during cool weather and get worse during warm and humid weather. Some skin problems have symptoms that look like tinea versicolor, including: Vitiligo: a disease that makes you lose your skin color. Pityriasis rosea: a rash that causes small spots that fan out on your body in the shape of a tree.
How do you test for tinea versicolor?
Your doctor can diagnose tinea versicolor by looking at it. If there’s any doubt, he or she may take skin scrapings from the infected area and view them under a microscope.
How would you describe tinea?
Tinea is a fungal infection of the skin. Tinea is also known as ringworm. This is because it can cause red patches on the skin in the shape of rings.
How long does tinea take to cure?
Most mild cases of ringworm usually clear up in 2 to 4 weeks. But treatment might be needed for up to 3 months if the infection is more serious, or affects the nails or the scalp.
What does tinea look like?
Ringworm of the Body (Tinea Corporis) When fungus affects the skin of the body, it often produces itchy, red, raised, scaly patches that may blister and ooze. The patches often have sharply defined edges. They are often redder around the outside with normal skin tone in the center, creating the appearance of a ring.
How do you stop tinea versicolor from spreading?
What can I do to prevent tinea versicolor?
- Not use skin products that are oily.
- Stay out of hot, humid weather.
- Stay away from things that cause a lot of sweating.
- Wear loose clothing to let your skin stay cool and dry.