Tinea Versicolor

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.

 Skin Diseases