An-an – Tinea/Pityriasis Versicolor [ENG SUB]

An-an – Tinea/Pityriasis Versicolor [ENG SUB]


Hello, Good
Morning viewers. I’m Dr. Kaycee Reyes for
another episode of Skin Link. So, our topic
today is about An-an or medically termed as
Tinea or Pityriasis Versicolor. There lives some
microorganisms in our body. Like yeast,
fungus and even bacteria These are normal skin commensal or
normal skin flora that lives in our skin. Its difference
from Tinea Corporis Tinea Corporis that
we discussed last time is a fungal
infection in the body or in the skin,
Tinea Corporis is the fungus that infects
the skin is a dermatophyte which can be found from
the soil, from the environment, and from
pets, from animals So, this is the
usual manifestation of it. When skin is darker,
usually it will appear whiter. it can also appear darker
when the patient is fairer… or it can appear
pink or salmon-colored It can also
appear as dry and scaly and could be itchy So, sometimes the patches
that are affected by Tinea Versicolor Sometimes, it gets bigger,
especially when exposed to sunlight Because as the skin
exposed to sunlight darkens the affected
area lightens What happens here is that the
yeast eats the dead skin cell layer lightening the area in
the process and doesn’t get dark when exposed
to sunlight. So, who are often affected
by An-an or Tinea Versicolor? Usually, all people, in all parts
of the world can be affected by Tinea But, it is more common
to people who have oily skin Because it
is what yeast eats… So, what causes Tinea Versicolor?
Usually, it is hot or humid weather. And… it is likely
to occur when a person sweats Because, there is an overgrowth
of yeast when there is sweating. It is like
their food source. And when there are
patients who have oily skin, they are more prone to
have Tinea and at the same time, patients who have
weak immune system like HIV They are more prone to be
affected by Tinea or yeast infection So, how do we
diagnose Tinea Versicolor? Usually, its clinical manifestation
is like what I have said earlier At the same time, when it
persists, you can go to your doctor, There will be scrapings again and
it will be examined under the microscope if it is really
a yeast infection And then after that, when it is
not really visible under the microscope It can
also be cultured. So with treatment,
what we can possibly do is… Is use an antifungal shampoo that we
can use all over our body for five minutes Let it stay for five minutes
on your skin then rinse it off… We do this for three to four
times a week for around six weeks And we can also use
anti-fungal bar or soap on our body. And then for some persistent
patches of Tinea Versicolor, We can use anti fungal creams and lotion recommended by your doctor So, secondly, we can avoid using
products that will make our skin oily And thirdly, when under the
sun, we really need to use sunblock Because, sometimes, the affected
area by yeast infection does not get tanned So that is why Tinea Versicolor is
obvious when the patient is under the sun. So, Thank you for watching
and for being with me today in our new
episode, Skin Link I hope that next week
you will be joining with me I am Dr. Kaycee Reyes, doing
skinvesting here at Skin Link. – 03:51- We can use anti-fungal creams
and lotions recommended by your doctor

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