In fact, multi-colored lichen is a fungal infection, causing its yeast-like fungi of the genus Malassezia, aka Pityrosporum.
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The most interesting thing is that this fungus is part of the normal microflora of human skin and many animals, up to 90-100% of adults live in peace and harmony with it.
Why does sunshine occur?
There are several reasons for this: a genetic predisposition, a warm and humid climate, sweating, decreased immunity for one reason or another, the use of body oils, as well as pregnancy, malnutrition, Cushing's disease.
Multi-colored lichen becomes visible in the sun
Symptoms of sunshine
Multi-colored lichen is an absolutely benign disease, it manifests itself on the skin, mainly in the upper body, where the sebaceous glands are more active, with variegated spots – from barely noticeable pale pink to brown, from small to large.
In people with fair skin, pale small spots can be invisible, which leads to the fact that the patient does not realize that he has this problem until he wants to sunbathe: in the sun, the areas affected by the fungus do not sunbathe, remaining white.
Treatment of sunshine
Treatment is carried out using external antifungal drugs and means with an exfoliating effect, and as a rule, it takes from several days to two weeks. However, light spots due to tanning may persist after treatment, until the skin color evens out.
Since the fungus is part of the normal skin flora, the disease is not considered contagious.
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