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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is malassezia infection?

This is a fungal infection of the skin caused by a genus of yeast called Malassezia. Malassezia infections are often associated with patches of discolored skin. Humidity, sweating, oily skin and a weak immune system are risk factors.

Symptoms of malassezia infection

  • Black/blue/brown spots or moles, on the skin and lining of the mouth

  • Skin Itching

Questions your doctor may ask to check for malassezia infection

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose malassezia infection

  • Are there black, blue, or brown spots on the skin or elsewhere? (Including moles)

  • Do you have itchy skin?

Treatment for malassezia infection

This condition is treated with antifungal medication, in the form of topicals (creams and ointments, shampoos) or oral mediation. Some types of infections may be treated with topical anti-inflammatory medication.

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