Tinea Versicolor occurs when the yeast naturally living on our skin grows out of control. It is a common skin disease in tropical and subtropical areas. Yeast can overgrow on the skin due to hot, humid weather, lots of sweating, oily skin or a weakened immune system.
Tinea versicolor often appears like a discoloration on the chest or back, with flat spots that are lighter or darker than other parts of your skin. They can be dry or scaly and may itch. As the yeast grows the spots may combine to form larger patches.
There are many options dermatologists have to treat tinea versicolor.
For more information, visit the American Academy of Dermatology at www.aad.org/skin-conditions