Pityriasis


Pityriasis versicolor is a kind of skin infection that manifests superficially caused by a proliferation of a fungus called Malassezia furfur, which is a normal yeast of the skin flora and is found in almost 100% of the population. That is why it is not known as a disease that can be spread from person to person.

There are several factors that can influence the appearance of this disease, among which are skin color, humidity, some cosmetic products, genetic or immunosuppressive factors. Its main characteristic is that it appears during the autumn or winter seasons, in the form of irregular spots that have a cinnamon color, as well as flaking when scratching. They usually come out in parts such as the neck, trunk or extremities.

When these types of spots receive sunlight, they are more visible and take on a white color, creating a contrast between the color of the skin and that of the spot. Although you may not believe it, pityriasis versicolor is a more frequent disease than usual, it occurs mostly in young people and adults, as well as in countries where there are tropical or temperate climates.

Among the diseases for which psoriasis is often confused are scaly maculopapules, seborrheic dermatitis, pityriasis rosea, vitiligo, among others.

This disease has a cure, you just have to go to the doctor to be evaluated and in this way be able to use the appropriate topics for your healthy recovery.

On the other hand, there is pityriasis rosea, which is an acute and self-limited disease, which is characterized by the fact that patients develop erythematous and scaly lesions on the body. The cause of this variation is unknown, it is believed to be pathological and of infectious origin.