Tinea Relief in Southern California

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Making our home locally in Temecula, Hemet, Menifee, Sun City, Moreno Valley, La Quinta, and Palm Springs, California

What is Tinea Versicolor?

Tinea Versicolor causes many small, flat spots on the skin and is a result of a fungal infection. The spots can be flaky or mildly itchy, can sometimes blend into large patchy areas and can be either lighter or darker than the skin around them.

What causes Tinea Versicolor?
Tinea Versicolor is fungus that lives everywhere we around us and, therefore, also lives on your skin. It is not contagious or transferred from person-to-person.
Regular washing and showering removes dead skin and fungi from your skin, however, in hot and humid weather fungi tends to grow more rapidly. As these fungi grow the natural balance on the skin is affected and the result is normal color of the skin changes, and spots appear. People with oily skin, especially teens and young adults, are more likely to get tinea versicolor.
Having a compromised immune system can increase your chance of getting Tinea Versicolor. Typically you see during pregnancy or from some illnesses like diabetes & the AIDS Virus.

How is it treated?
Treatment can prevent the rash from spreading and improve the appearance of your skin. Using certain medicines, such as corticosteroids, antibiotics, or birth control pills can help to treat this condition.
Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists offers many procedures and therapies for the treatment of the Tinea. Call us and schedule an appointment to have one of our skin care specialists look at your individual situation and develop a plan for the diagnosis & treatment of this condition.

The information above is intended for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
Temecula :(951) 303-6900
31720 Temecula Parkway, Suite 200
Temecula, CA 92592

Menifee/Sun City: (951) 303-6900
26960 Cheerry Hills Blvd, Suite C
Sun City, CA 92586

La Quinta: (760) 564-8200
79430 Highway 111, Suite 102
La Quinta, CA 92253

Hemet: (951) 929-DERM (3376)
1011 E. Devonshire Ave., Suite 203
Hemet, CA 92543

Moreno Valley: (951) 208-7994
24060 Fir Avenue, Unit B
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Palm Springs: (760) 832-6277
El Mirador Medical Plaza at desert Regional
Medical Center Campus
1180 North India Canyon Drive, Suite #E315
Palm Springs, CA 92262