|Tinea Versicolor, Pityriasis Versicolor|
|This disease is caused by a fungus Pityrosporum ovale.|
|Most common sites are the back, underarms, upper arms, chest, and neck. It is a superficial fungal disease which tends to recur during warm months.The disease looks like patches of discolored skin with sharp borders and fine scales. Often dark reddish-tan, hypopigmented or hyperpigmented patches.|
|Treatment consist of application of Antifungal medications to skin. These medications include clotrimazole, ketoconazole, and miconazole. Oral medications may also have to be given.Local application of selenium sulfide shampoo 1% or ketoconazole shampoo is also effective.
Oral preparation of ketoconazole and itraconazole are also given and are very effective.