Pityriasis (Tinea) Versicolor in Charlotte, NC

Darst Dermatology offers personalized treatment for pityriasis (tinea) versicolor in Charlotte, Matthews, and the surrounding North Carolina communities.

What Is Pityriasis (Tinea) Versicolor?

Also called tinea versicolor, pityriasis versicolor is a skin condition that results from an overgrowth of yeast growing on your skin. Scaly patches develop on your chest, back, arms, and scalp. The patches can be pink or red, or they may be paler than the surrounding skin. Excessive sweating, cuts, scrapes, and sunlight can lead to an outbreak. Pityriasis versicolor is common in teens, young adults, and senior adults. The condition is not contagious and does not result from a lack of personal hygiene. It may be something you have once and never again, or it can be a recurring problem.

How Is Pityriasis Versicolor Treated?

Some people find relief by using antifungal shampoos and creams. If this intervention doesn’t correct the overabundance of yeast on your skin, Dr. Darst can recommend another treatment plan. After a visual exam, Dr. Darst can order a prescription medication to alleviate the pityriasis versicolor. Both topical and internal medicines can be used to treat the condition.

Dr. Darst, a board-certified dermatologist, offers expert treatment for pityriasis (tinea) versicolor to residents of Charlotte, Matthews, and other Metrolina communities in North Carolina. Schedule a consultation today by calling 704-321-3376. Darst Dermatology is conveniently located at 11301 Golf Links Drive North, Charlotte, NC 28277.