I Have Tinea Versicolor

Tinea Versicolor anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Tinea Versicolor. You're not alone. 32 People

    My Tinea Versicolor

    I first noticed these tan blotches on my back after a day at the beach. I had no idea what it was I just thought that's what happens when I stay out in the sun, because the longer I seemed to stay out in the sun, the worse my back got. I had no idea what it was! I am a 15 year...
    MiniS45 MiniS45
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2012

    I Have Tinea Versicolor And Now That's Is Summer It's Back With A Vengeance! I Need Advice On How Others Have Been Treated.

    I am 37, and have tinea versicolor. I am going to the Drematologist Monday, June 12th, 2011. What medication or topical cream should I request? Please help me with your advice. I have Oxistat Cream, that I am using. Has anyone used that before? Was it effective?
    BrayleeKay BrayleeKay
    Jun 11, 2011

    Did You Know There Is A Support Group On Facebook?

    Hi, I'm Nikki and I've had Tinea Versicolor for over 6 years now (that I know of). I've tried so many things to help manage it if not to just get rid of it. I've looked high and low for answers and any information I could get my hands on. Theist unexpected place that I found the...
    knbanner knbanner
    26-30, F
    Aug 11, 2013

    Tinea Versicolor For Life!

    Other family members of mine have had it. My mom said her's went away when she was 19-20, but there are no signs that mine are going away. I have had it since I was maybe 12.... I've mostly accepted it, that I might have it for life, but I just noticed it getting lower and lower...
    sunworld sunworld
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 12, 2013

    Diagnosed With Tinea Versicolor

    I thought being diagnosed with Tinea Versicolor was the solution to all my prayers because with diagnosis treatment became possible! I was prescribed pills to take orally because my case was so severe. I had begun to notice discolorations on my chest and back. Everyone I knew...
    Believingforacure Believingforacure
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 9, 2011

    Just Recently

    Last year I wore a bikini for the first time in my adult life and I noticed I had this skin patch, I thought it was a tan going away I mean it literally looked like color was melting off me. My mom thought it was excema b/c she has it and I began to use her products. Once I gor...
    XioBlue XioBlue
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 19, 2011

    Things I Never Knew

    I've never heard of tinea versicolor, never knew that yeast could so thoroughly invade the outside of a body. It's funny that something that can affect anyone at anytime completely escaped my notice since I've got sensitive skin and a host of other dermatological issues...
    AnattheDestroyer AnattheDestroyer
    31-35, F
    May 12, 2013

    Tinea Versicolor

    I have had this gross fungus on my arms since I was 15.  10 years later I still have it.  I notice it more in the summer as it does not tan and I feel like a leopard.  In the winter though I seem to get it... I actually have it now as we...
    frustratedfml frustratedfml
    8 Responses Dec 9, 2008

    Bullied Because Of My Skin.

    At the beginning of this year strange, mysterious dots began appearing across my shoulders and chest. At first I was unfazed, but as the months wore on and these dots did not disappear, I grew concerned. My doctor informed me that I have that these dots are known as Tinea...
    ponylover365 ponylover365
    1 Response Jul 7, 2013

    I found out that I had tinea versicolor a

    couple of years ago. I saw a dermatologist and she prescribed me a shampoo to wash with. At one point I got rid of all my spots and stopped having breakouts. When I finally got results I stopped using the wash altogether. I wish I hadn't done that. Now it's back and much more...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 26, 2015

    I think I might have Tinea Versicolor.

    I've had these spots on my chest for a while... at least it starting on my chest. it quickly spread to my neck and to my back and I have spots my in elbow too. I looked it up several times, but last time I looked it up, I found out about Tinea Versicolor and it describes my...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 2, 2015

    Just Found Out A Couple Of Days Ago

    Apparently I have had this since middle school. It would show up when exercising, and when it was hot/humid. I asked my mother who said it was nothing to worry about. I've been going around for several years now since it has become permanent, and not just something that would...
    Molly0139 Molly0139
    22-25, F
    Sep 8, 2011

    I Have It

    I started noticed spots on the back of my neck when it was really hot outside, I took a hot shower, or when I was exercising. My dad has Tinea Versicolor and when I finally said something about the spots on my skin he said that's what it probably was. So I guess it's hereditary...
    te0amo te0amo
    18-21, F
    Mar 19, 2012
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