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Tinea Versicolor. Symptoms. Symptoms of Tinea Versicolor are yellow/white small,round and flat spots Usually found on the more oily parts of the body such as the upper chest, back, or upper arms or, less often, on the upper thighs, neck, or face. Causes.

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Tinea versicolor

Tinea Versicolor


Symptoms

Symptoms

  • Symptoms of Tinea Versicolor are yellow/white small,round and flat spots

  • Usually found on the more oily parts of the body such as the upper chest, back, or upper arms or, less often, on the upper thighs, neck, or face.


Causes

Causes

  • An overload of yeast in the human body can cause of a fungus called Malassezia furfur commonly known as Tinea Versicolor.


Treatments for tinea versicolor

Treatments for Tinea Versicolor

  • Treatments for Tinea Versicolor range from skin creams to ingested pills.

  • Anti-fungal creams are applied directly to skin. They most commonly contain Selenuim Sulfide, Miconazole, Clotrimazole.

  • Anti-fungal pills are used to treat more acute cases,or maybe just a simpler and quicker sollution. These medicines are given by prescription and have possible side effects.


Prevention techniques

Prevention Techniques

People with this condition should attempt to avoid lots of heat and sweating.


Work cited

Work Cited

  • "Tinea Versicolor-Topic Overview." WebMD - Better Information. Better Health. Web. 14 Feb. 2012. <http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/tinea-versicolor-topic-overview>.

  • Http://www.euronet.nl/~jonkr/, Ron Jonk-. "Tinea Versicolor." University of Maryland Medical Center | Home. Web. 14 Feb. 2012. <http://www.umm.edu/ency/article/001465.htm>.

  • "Tinea Versicolor — UVA Health Home." UVA Health: University of Virginia's World-class Care. Web. 14 Feb. 2012. <http://uvahealth.com/services/dermatology/conditions-and-treatments/99743>.


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