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Tinea versicolor. How long does it take for the little white spots to get ok?

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Dr. James Eitner
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In brief: Possibly Never

Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection of the skin.
It is considered cosmetic. The color changes come from areas that are or were infected and were unable to produce melanin in response to sun exposure, produced too much melanin, etc. Treatment is not always successful and may be limited at best. If treatment is successful, it can take several months for the damaged skin cells to be replaced.

In brief: Possibly Never

Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection of the skin.
It is considered cosmetic. The color changes come from areas that are or were infected and were unable to produce melanin in response to sun exposure, produced too much melanin, etc. Treatment is not always successful and may be limited at best. If treatment is successful, it can take several months for the damaged skin cells to be replaced.
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