Tinea versicolor is a common fungal skin infection characterized by lighter or darker patches on the skin.
- Patches are most often found on the chest or back and prevent the skin from tanning evenly.
- It occurs mostly in adolescence and early adulthood, but it can occur at any time.
- Patches may scale slightly but rarely itch or hurt.
- Treatment usually includes the use of dandruff shampoo on the skin.
- Tinea versicolor usually recurs, requiring additional treatments.