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All you need to know about Tinea versicolor

About

It is a general fungal infection that triggers minute colored blotches of skin.

- It requires a proper medical diagnosis
- Lab tests and imaging are rarely required
- It can be treated by a medical practitioner
- It is a symptom of coronary artery disease
- It is not contagious

It is a common ailment in India and there are approximately 1 million identified cases per year. [1]

Often affects young adults or teenagers. It can be caused due to humid climates, oily skin, a weak immune system, and hormonal changes.

It is likely to disappear in cooler climates.

Symptoms

People can experience
- Discolored skin patches
- Rashes
- Redness
- Darkening of the skin
- Mild itching
- Scaling
- Pink, red, tan or brown skin

Treatments

Self-care: Keep it clean and cool

Medications: For removing the discolored patches of skin, take an over-the-counter antifungal cream.

Specialist: Consult your doctor, pediatrician, or dermatologist if the condition does not improve after self-care. mmfine caters to different areas of health issues and the perfect course of treatment can be chosen according to your requirements.

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Dr. Syed Hidayathulla

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Primecare Hospital

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Dr. Sharath Gurrala

Dr. Sharath Gurrala

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KIMS Hospital

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Dr. Jaidev N.C.

Dr. Jaidev N.C.

MD - DVL,

17+ years exp

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Apollo Hospitals

Bangalore

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