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Can there be permanent scarring from tinea versicolor from sun exposure?

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Dr. James Berman
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In brief: No

Tinea versicolor is a common rash due to the bug, malalezzia furfur. It is a form of fungus that sits on the top layer of skin, the stratum corneum. It can either darken or lighten the skin involved particularly when exposed to sun.
After it is treated effectively, the discoloration fades away. The problem is usually frequent recurrences! try shampooing and lathering your body with selsun blue!

In brief: No

Tinea versicolor is a common rash due to the bug, malalezzia furfur. It is a form of fungus that sits on the top layer of skin, the stratum corneum. It can either darken or lighten the skin involved particularly when exposed to sun.
After it is treated effectively, the discoloration fades away. The problem is usually frequent recurrences! try shampooing and lathering your body with selsun blue!
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