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Versicolor pityriasis

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: October 26, 2020 3:04 PM

Anonymous 2 months

I’ve an experience with versicolor pityriasis over my back and slight on stomach, I did Google about it and there’s few treatment either by using shampoo, cream or take oral anti-fungal medicines, for your best suggestion which should I start with for the first treatment of versicolor pityriasis?

Dr Sri Viknarajan 2 months
General Practitioner

Hi thank you for your question.

Versicolor pityriasis is a common yeast infection of the skin, in which flaky discoloured patches appear on the chest and back.

When to see a doctor

See your doctor if:

  • Your skin doesn’t improve with self-care measures
  • The fungal infection returns
  • The patches cover large areas of your body


The fungus that causes tinea versicolor can be found on healthy skin. It only starts causing problems when the fungus overgrows. A number of factors may trigger this growth, including:

  • Hot, humid weather
  • Oily skin
  • Hormonal changes
  • Weakened immune system

You need to contact any nearby doctor to ensure which treatment is best for you. We need more information to make a conclusion as the information that were given to us are limited.

The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions due to the limited information provided by you. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) for a private consultation with our doctors.

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