What is pityriasis versicolor?
Pityriasis versicolor spots are produced by a fungus that normally lives on our skin.. In hot and humid situations (mostly in summer), even more so if the person sweats a lot and does sports, This fungus grows more than it should and the spots appear.
How is pityriasis versicolor treated?
Topical treatment (on the skin) is the most used. Whether you have few or many spots, the most advisable thing is to treat all the skin of the trunk (from the neck to the pubis and buttocks area), and also shoulders and arms up to the elbow. How does it apply? Shower every day and apply the indicated shampoo or gel, letting it act for 5 minutes and rinsing with plenty of water. This pattern must be repeated daily until completing 4 weeks.
What if I don't want to do a topical treatment?
How does pityriasis versicolor progress?
What if I get pityriasis versicolor again?
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