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Treatment of color depriving a person, signs, causes and prognosis

Color lichen gives the patient a lot of aesthetic experience about the appearance of the skin. The disease affects only immunocompromised patients, so the appearance of this fungus is another reason to pay attention to their state of health. Consider what color lichen in humans and how to treat pathology.


Color lichen - what is it?

Color lichen is a fungal infection of the skin caused by the fungi of the genus Malassezia and Pityrpsporum, which multiply in the stratum corneum. There are several options for the name of this pathology. So, in medical terminology, it is known as color lichen, and the second popular name is “sunny”.

Color lichen

photo 1 - depriving symptoms

The disease is found in countries with a warm and humid climate. Pathology tends to chronic course with periods of remission and exacerbation in the solar season.

A person's lichen color does not pose a serious threat to health, but its manifestations can cause significant discomfort and disrupt the patient’s normal quality of life (see photo).

Causes of color depriving

The cause of color lichen becomes a fungus - it can inhabit the skin in a saprophytic and pathogenic form. Only in a certain group of people does this fungus enter the pathogenic phase.

This transformation contributes to the weakening of immunity, excessive sweating, imperfect thermoregulation and vascular tone. The disease is referred to as low contagious (conditionally infectious) because not every person gets sick with it, even with close and prolonged contact with the pathogen.

Thus, a person can be infected with this fungus for many years, but the disease will manifest itself only with a decrease in immunity or the development of another chronic pathology in the body.

Such asymptomatic carriage can lead to the fact that it infects other members of the family with this fungus, without knowing it.

How is color lichen transmitted?

How color lichen is transmitted Color lichen is transmitted only with close and constant contact, such situations are encountered:

  • family members;
  • using common bedding and personal care products;
  • when visiting public swimming pools, saunas and other places with high humidity and the possibility of naked body contact with fungus.

By itself, the transfer of the fungus does not play a big role as long as the person works well immunity and inhibits its pathogenic properties.

What factors contribute to the development of the disease:

  • Hyperhidrosis - a disease that is accompanied by increased sweating of the whole body or its individual parts.
  • Metabolic disorders, such as diabetes or endocrine disorders.
  • Excessive hygiene and the use of large amounts of antibacterial wipes, soap and other products that dry and thin the protective layer of the skin.
  • In cardiovascular dystonia - a disease that is associated with dysregulation of vascular tone and may be accompanied by excessive sweating.
  • Overweight and poor sanitary conditions.
  • Chronic diseases of other organs and systems that weaken the immune defense.
  • Often the disease appears on the background of another pathology ( lymphogranulomatosis ), accompanied by severe perspiration.
  • Excessive and long-term use of certain drugs (antipyretic, etc.).
  • Work in hot shops, etc.

Signs of color depriving a person photo

Signs of color depriving a person

photo of color licking on the body + close-up

The primary center of reproduction of the fungus is the mouth of the hair follicles. Here it grows, divides and forms large colonies in the form of yellowish-purple dots.

Then the color lichen on the skin begins to grow and turns into rounded spots. Merging with each other, these spots form common lesions that, with the long-term existence of mycosis, can capture a large area of ​​the human body — back, chest, and limbs.

Key signs of color licking:

  1. The appearance of irregular spots in areas of increased sweating, which tend to merge.
  2. The surface of the rash is covered with scales. They may be barely noticeable, but they easily appear when scraping (Benye's symptom).
  3. The color of the spots varies depending on the intensity of exposure to sunlight. So, in the summer they brighten, and in winter they can become dark. This feature was the basis for the name of the disease color lichen.
  4. Mostly adults are ill. By old age, the disease can pass on its own.
  5. The favorite place of localization is the chest, back. Less commonly, the fungus is located on the scalp. Damage to the hair is not observed. Brushes and feet are not affected by the fungus.

Important! Patients often wonder what color lichen looks like and can be distinguished from other skin diseases. This problem is easily confused with other types of mycoses, a similar appearance of the skin can be with syphilitic roseol - therefore, only a dermatologist can conduct a differential diagnosis.

Treatment of color lichen in humans, drugs

Treatment of color lichen in humans, drugs

photo preparations

Treatment of color depriving a person is carried out under the supervision of a specialist and includes the use of drugs, ointments and non-drug methods.

Among the general therapeutic measures the patient is recommended:

  • Irradiation of affected areas with sunlight (tanning). Ultraviolet promotes self-healing of the skin. At the same time, the fungal foci first peel off, and then after the flakes discharge, healthy, fair skin appears. Against the background of a tanned body, such lesions appear as bright spots.
  • Balanced diet and daily routine.
  • Regular cleaning and disinfection of the premises, processing of bed linen and personal care products.
  • Treatment of chronic pathology, which can aggravate the course of mycosis.

Drug treatment of color depriving includes drugs and schemes:

  • Use of antifungal ointments, sprays and creams on the affected area (Terfalin, Terbinafine , Clotrimazole, Triderm, etc.). In case of damage to the skin of the face and hair, special antifungal shampoos (Nizoral) and lotions are used. Ointment for color lichen is applied 2-3 times a day for two weeks, then take a break and, if necessary, repeat the treatment.
  • Keratolytic local agents that dissolve horny scales and update the skin (alcohol, salicylic, sulfur-salicylic ointment).
  • With the spread of the fungus, systemic antimycotic therapy is performed. Antifungal agents are prescribed in tablets and capsules (Nizoral, Clotrimazole, Orungal) for 10-14 days.

Symptoms and treatment of color deprivation in humans depend on the prevalence of the process and the presence of comorbidities. In most cases, the disease is well treatable.

Recovery prognosis

The prognosis of the disease is favorable, but until the end of the untreated form can again manifest itself under adverse conditions. In order to prevent the patient is recommended to pay attention to chronic pathology, which contributes to the reproduction of the fungus.

In addition, in patients with this fungus, thorough disinfection of clothing, bed linen and personal hygiene items is carried out. Proper nutrition and immunity is the best way to prevent this unpleasant disease.


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