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General Dermatology

General Dermatology

Tinea Versikolor

Tinea versicolor (pityriasis versicolor) is a fungal infection of the skin, which usually occurs as a skin color, open or rarely dark colored spots on the body, back and arms, which is a result of an increase in the number of fungus species normally living in the skin.

What is the cause of the disease?

The mushroom species Malassezia, which causes tinea versicolora, is normally found in the skin of all of us. However, in some people, tinea versicolor develops as a result of excessive growth of this fungus.

Is the disease contagious?

Tinea versicolor, although a fungal disease of the skin, is not contagious; not transmitted from human to human.

What can be done as a preservative?

It is appropriate that the people who have frequent recurrence of the disease prefer abundant and perspiring clothes.

How is it treated?

Medicated shampoos, lotions and creams are used in the treatment.
Medicated shampoos should be applied to the affected areas such as shower gel, waiting for 5-10 minutes with foam and then rinsed. These shampoos; Selenium contains active substances such as sulfide, zinc prition, ketoconazole and the like.
Local drugs should be administered to affected areas 1 or 2 times a day for at least 2 weeks.
If large areas are affected, oral tablets are used.
These drugs should be used under the supervision of a doctor, as they may interact with other drugs and have various side effects.