Understanding a Fungal Infection
of the Skin
Tinea versicolor is caused by a yeast type of skin fungus. It affects people of all ages and races, and occurs especially in warm weather. The condition is usually just called versicolor, which means "various colors".
Versicolor Symptom Spotter
You may have versicolor if you have:
- Patches of uneven skin color, especially on your shoulders, back, chest or face
- Scaling and itching in these areas
This fungus is an overgrown nuisance
Versicolor is an overgrowth of the yeast that lives normally on human skin. The infection most often develops when the skin is oily, moist or too warm.
Important Selected Product Safety Information
Do not use OXISTAT® Cream and Lotion if you have hypersensitivity to any ingredient of this product.
Use the product only externally. OXISTAT is not to be used in the eyes or vagina. Avoid contact with the eyes, nose, mouth, and other mucous membranes. Do not cover the treated area unless directed otherwise by your physician.
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