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- Having naturally oily or excessively sweaty skin
- Living in warm and humid climates
- Having a weakened immune system
- Uneven skin color, with either white or light brown patches
- Light scaling on affected areas
- Slight itching, which is worse when the person is hot
- In a shampoo
American Academy of Dermatology http://www.aad.org
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases http://www.niams.nih.gov
The College of Family Physician of Canada http://www.cfpc.ca
Tinea versicolor. American Academy of Dermatology website. Available at: https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/q---t/tinea-versicolor. Accessed November 19, 2012.
Tinea versicolor. Boston Children's Hospital website. Available at: http://www.childrenshospital.org/health-topics/conditions/t/tinea-versicolor. Accessed November 19, 2012.
Tinea versicolor. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated October 24, 2012. Accessed November 19, 2012.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 10/2014
- Update Date: 03/15/2013