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Chicago Medical Dermatology Conditions Tinea Versicolor

Tinea versicolor aka pityriasis versicolor is a very common yeast infection of the skin. It occurs when a normal skin commensal, Malassezia globosa or Malassezia furfur overgrows. The end result are pink, hypo-pigmented, or hyperpigmented scaly patches usually on the chest, shoulders, back, and trunk. The condition can be itchy but is usually asymptomatic.

Anti-yeast washes, topical anti-yeast creams, systemic medications

To discuss your Tinea Versicolor Chicago condition with a Board Certified Dermatologist please make an online appointment or call (312) 585 7299 today.