Symptoms of Tinea Versicolor

The main symptom of tinea versicolor are patches or scaly spots on the skin which are either darker or lighter than the skin surrounding them. The patches most commonly appear around the chest, back and shoulders, but they can appear anywhere including the neck, face or abdomen. The patches often feature sharp edges and they aren’t darkened by the sun. This explains why the patches are more apparent if you’ve recently had sun expose, as they don’t darken like the rest of the skin does. Furthermore, the spots can appear and disappear as seasons change and temperatures fluctuate. They’re typically more noticeable when the climate is warm and humid, but they can completely disappear or become less noticeable when the climate is colder.

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