Pityriasis versicolor are small, discoloured patches of skin that are caused by a common fungal infection. An excess of yeast on the skin causes Pityriasis versicolor. The good thing is that the illness is not contagious.

Pityriasis versicolor treatment:

  • Antifungal creams and lotions.
  • If topical antifungal medicines have failed, oral antifungal drugs may be used.

Who is afflicted with pityriasis versicolor?

Young adults are most commonly affected by Pityriasis versicolor, which is somewhat more common in men than in women. It can impact children, adolescents, and adults of all ages too.

Pityriasis versicolor is more common in hot, humid regions than in cool, dry ones. People who sweat a lot are more likely to be affected. It may disappear during the winter months before reappearing in the summer.

Pityriasis versicolor can be seen in more than one family member, despite the fact that it is not infectious in the traditional sense.