Who is at risk?

People who live in tropical regions and are exposed to hot and humid climates have a higher chance of getting tinea versicolor overgrowth. It’s estimated that about 50% of people living in tropical countries have tinea versicolor, while regions that have a colder climate, such as Scandinavia, have about 1% of residents affected.

Young adults and teenagers have higher chances of getting infected by tinea versicolor, but it can happen to anyone, including children.

 

Tinea versicolor is more likely to be problematic for you if you have a compromised immune system, have poor nutrition, sweat profusely, have oily skin, have diabetes, use corticosteroid medicine, are on birth control pills, or if you’re pregnant

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