What Does Tinea Versicolor Look Like?
By David, Contributing Author.
One of the things we enjoy most about operating Tinea-Versicolor.net is receiving questions from subscribers and visitors. And one of the more popular questions we get is, “Where can I find Tinea Versicolor photos?”
With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of five of the best sources for Tinea Versicolor images and photos; however, we offer these links to photos with the following DISCLAIMER:
Tinea Versicolor (TV,) varies in appearance — hence the term “versicolor,”– and can look similar to various other skin infections. In addition, the extent to which TV covers your skin is not always visible.
A Wood’s Lamp (special black light) is often required to make a proper diagnosis; thus, you should ALWAYS consult a qualified medical practitioner prior to starting any treatment regime. DO NOT MAKE YOUR OWN DIAGNOSIS BASED SOLELY UPON PHOTOS FROM THE PROVIDED LINKS.
Best Sites for Tinea Versicolor Images.
- Google Images – Tinea Versicolor
- Yahoo Images – Tinea Versicolor
- Skin Sight – Child Tinea Versicolor
- DermNetNZ – Pytriasis Versicolor
Again, looking at photographs of different types of skin infections can help in narrowing down the problem, but it will NEVER take the place of a professional, qualified diagnosis – such as that from a dermatologist (skin doctor). For instance, many of these photographs would appear even worse if they were taken in darkness while the patient’s skin was illuminated by a Wood’s Lamp.
A Wood’s Lamp is a special type of black light that shows Tinea Versicolor on the skin as florescent fungus – including TV not visible to the eye under normal lighting conditions. It’s quite dramatic and will give you and your doctor an accurate assessment of all the infected areas. You just can’t get that from a picture.