Have you ever noticed whitish or discolored scaly spots on the body?
If these spots come and go, one of the possibilities may be a condition called tinea versicolor (TV), or also known as pityriasis versicolor. TV is caused by yeast that is commonly present on the skin, which normally doesn’t cause problems with the skin.
Some factors may promote the growth of this yeast on the skin, including:
*hot and humid weather *excessive sweating *oily skin *a weakened immune system *hormonal changes
You may try over-the-counter dandruff shampoo as a body wash daily in the shower. Wear loose fitting clothing as freqently as possible. If that does not work after a couple of weeks, make sure to visit your dermatology provider for evaluation and treatment. In general, there are various other possible diagnoses for such rashes, from benign common ailments to concerning disorders. We are here for you, and are offering same day appointments.
Call 239-498-DERM or request an appointment online.