Tinea Versicolor Symptoms and Diagnosis

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Tinea Versicolor Symptoms and Diagnosis

Tinea Versicolor Symptoms & Diagnosis

Tinea versicolor is a fungal skin infection that causes temporary discoloration of the skin. The infection appears as small, scaly and sometimes flaky patches typically on the shoulder, chest, or back. Without treatment, the infection will continue to spread.


Tinea versicolor can appear in various colors including white, pink, tan, or brown. Sun exposure causes the infection to be more apparent because while the rest of your skin may tan or turn rosy in heat, the color of the fungus won’t change. Warm, humid weather may also encourage the fungus to grow because fungi thrive in warm, moist conditions.


what is tinea versicolor

It will appear on your skin as a thin coating of fungus, sometimes causing mild itching. The fungus will grow slowly, but continue to spread until you intervene with treatment. The infection is more apparent on darker skin, but can affect anyone, regardless of skin color. Once diagnosed, it is important to start treatment as soon as possible to avoid any further spreading.


While it is possible to misdiagnose tinea versicolor, Naturasil’s all natural products will not cause any harm. Tinea versicolor is more common than Vitiligo and can be differentiated from similar skin infections. Doctors typically recommend anti-fungal creams that can be purchased over the counter, and Naturasil’s 100% natural anti-fungal products are guaranteed to relieve the infection with 4-7 days of the treatment.