The term “versicolor” refers to the various skin color changes that may be seen with this condition, including light patches, dark patches, pinkish patches, or a combination. There may be small scales on the patches, and mild itching may be present. TV is seen most commonly seen on the trunk, upper arms, and upper legs.
Factors that contribute to development of TV include exposure to hot and humid weather, excessive sweating, and usage of skin oils. TV is not caused by poor hygiene.
Treatment consists of topical or oral antifungals. TV responds well to therapy, however it does have a tendency to reoccur. If TV recurs frequently, preventative measures with washes and/or creams can be used. After treatment, the skin may take months to return to its normal color.