In simple terms, it can be said as the skin infection caused by fungus. It is also called Pityriasis versicolor and this infection is chronic in nature.
Fungus by name Pityrosporum ovale, (hence the name Pityriasis verisicolor) is known to cause this skin infection. Normally this fungus is present in our skin without causing any problem, but when conditions are favorable, it may cause infection. This infection is common in adolescents, more particular in males. It develops only during summer season.
The surface of the skin develops red patches with well defined borders. These patches may look like scales and the color is almost tanned. It occurs commonly in the shoulder, neck, armpits, upper arms and back. When exposed to sunlight, the affected area may look darker than healthy parts of the skin.Some people may have symptoms like moderate itching and sweating of skin.
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It is enough if you treat them with antifungal medicines like clotrimazole and miconazole. You can apply dandruff shampoo on the skin and leave it for 10 minutes before washing it off. Repeat this process for a week and you will find the fungal infection has just disappeared.
You cannot prevent yourself from fungal infection, but you can always avoid going out in hot season and situations that cause over sweating.