Tinea Versicolour (Pityriasis Versicolour)

Tinea Versicolour (Pityriasis Versicolour):

  • Is caused by a yeast called Malassezia furfur which:
    • Is a beige colour and produces flaky beige spots on the trunk, neck, arms and legs
    • Produces a chemical which prevents tanning of the skin
      • This causes white spots to appear on the skin
      • These are not scars
  • Is not contagious
  • Is not dangerous
  • Does not scar or leave permanent marks
  • Lives in the environment around us
  • Is not due to poor hygiene

Treatment

  • A variety of creams, pills and shampoos are available
  • Please talk to your doctor about your treatment options

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