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What Causes Tinea Versicolor
Pityrosporum ovale: Tinea versicolor is a common fungal infection of the skin caused by pityrosporum ovale. It usually presents as dark reddish-brown patches on the skin of the back, upper arms, axilla, chest, and neck. The patches sometimes appear lighter than the surrounding skin because they do not tan with sun exposure. Treatment is often with topical antifungals (e.g. Ketoconazole). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is tinea versicolor caused?Symptoms?Will it spread 2 another person by contact ?My husbnd suspect it. Dctor said fungal, but the patches luklike so
I've had this odor emmiting from head & face and recently been told I have tinea versicolor. It feeds off oils and dead skin cells.Can it be the cause?
Can be: It can be part of it. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...Read more
Could baby oil cause tinea versicolor??I used to put a lot of lotion and baby oil on my body and now I have white ash spots
What would cause blotchy dry pink spots to spread all over my chest? They don't itch and look like tinea versicolor or pityriasis rosea.
Chest spots: Tinea versicolor (aka pityriasis versicolor) is a chronic fungal infection of the skin characterized by sharply bordered, scaly, red-tan patches on trunk, upper arms, neck that do not tan. ± itch. Tx is antifungals like clotrimazole/ketoconazole/miconazole. Otc selenium shampoo (leave on 10 min) can help. Pityriasis rosea is viral rash (probably) that lasts 3-12 wks, starting with —>. ...Read more
Possibly: They are both fungal infections and suggest that the immune system isn't functioning as well as it should. The biggest cause of immune dysfunction in our society is stress, which can reduce your th1 immunity (allowing more infections) and which also results in an increase in th2 immunity (causing more allergies). Meditate, eat well, exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I used to use a lot of baby oil and lotion on my body can that cause a fungus ???I have white ash spots can that tinea versicolor
Skin irritants: Although it would be unlikely for oils and lotions to cause fungal infections in people with normal skin, there are chemicals in some products that create sensitivity and rashes. Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection which may have been able to infect you if you have become sensitive to the oils and your skin cannot protect itself as well as usual. ...Read more
Yes and no: Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection. It may present due to a decrease in the immune system (low complement). Lichen planus is an autoimmune disorder of unknown origin. Various autoimmune illnesses are associated with increased incidence in lichen planus. Secondary raynaud's disease also has been linked with some autoinmune disorders such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and sjogren's syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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