Tinea Versicolour

Tinea versicolour is a common fungal infection that causes small, discoloured patches of skin.

Tinea versicolour develops from a type of fungus known as “MALASSEZIA” , “ Versicolour” refers to the various skin colours which will occur with the infection: White, Tan ,Brown, Pink or Other Colours.

The fungus disrupts the traditional pigmentation of the skin and this leads to discoloured, scaly patches

The skin pigment changes within the patches because the Malassezia Fungus produces an acid that inhibits the assembly of melanin, a natural pigment that provides skin it’s colour.

Causes

  • Hot, Humid weather
  • Excessively sweating
  • Oily skin, make it more susceptible in young adults and teenagers