Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection of the skin. It's also called pityriasis versicolor and is caused by a type of yeast that naturally lives on your skin. It often affects adolescents and young adults. The most common areas it affects are the shoulders, back, and chest.Tinea versicolor patches that are brown or reddish-brown go right away after treatment. This fungus produces a chemical, which seems to inhibit the normal production of pigment in the skin resulting in areas of lighter skin. It may take several months for overall color to even out. It always eventually does. Tinea versicolor does not leave permanent skin discoloration.


Causes of  tinea versicolor

Tinea versicolor is caused by yeast called Malassezia furfur that normally live on the skin of most adults without causing problems.


The infection can happen for any of the following reasons

  • You have oily skin
  • You live in a hot climate
  • You sweat a lot
  • You have a weak immune system

Because the yeast grows naturally on your skin, tinea versicolor is not contagious. The condition can affect people of any skin color. It's more likely to affect teens and young adults.



It may cause loss of skin color  or increase in skin color  macules with sharp edges and fine scales.

  • Itching



  • Clinical presentation of the Tinea Versicolor
  • Skin scrapings of affected area for microscopic examination


Homeopathic approach for the treatment of Tinea Versicolor 

Homeopathy works extremely well in the cases of Tinea Versicolor. One may expect complete recovery. Our doctors team have been cured  a large number of patients.