I am a 35 yr old white male. Recently I have noticed skin discoloration on my body. Mostly on my upper body, but not on my arms which see alot of sun. It is usually a light brown color, but when I work out or get out of a hot shower, it is much darker.
What does it mean?
Welcome to the forum. I am really glad to help you out. it can be due to tinea versicolor. Tinea versicolor is caused by a fungus that lives in the skin of almost all adults. Factors that can cause the fungus to become more visible include high humidity and immune or hormone abnormalities.Treatment involves topical and oral antifungal medicines. Iâll suggest you to consult a dermatologist and seek an opinion as it is very difficult to diagnose online without examination. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
I am Tan but I have this kind skin problem. I have white discoloration on my body formed round it's everywhere, on my stomach and on my back. Every time I drink alcohol the white spots getting more visible. I went to dermatologist once and he said it was my veins getting visible to my skin that formed round.
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