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Tinea Versicolor – Overview

December 7, 2021


Tinea versicolor is a non-contagious fungal infection of the skin that’s caused by a certain type of yeast. Teenagers and young adults are more susceptible, although really anybody can get it. Usually it produces a rash on the chest, the arms, the back, and shoulders and neck. For babies, tinea versicolor actually presents as a rash on the forehead. By overproducing a bleaching chemical, these yeast can cause lighter areas, darker areas or pink areas, depending on the color of your skin and where the rash occurs. The bleaching effect is only temporary, however, although it can take weeks and sometimes months to clear up completely.

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