Or, he'll pet Lumpy the cat. (The cat was originally named Whiskers, but his name changed to Lumpy because his fur gets matted in the winter when it grows in really thick so when you pet him, he feels all lumpy.)
DELICIOUS Utah peach. They don't grow them better anywhere else.
Henry loves the peaches too:) Here he is on our way to Disneyland! (Post coming up...)
I have been painting our bedroom set. I like the set, it's very functional with a lot of storage, but it's super outdated looking. I love the way it's turning out!
What is tinea versicolor? What are symptoms of tinea versicolor?
Tinea versicolor is a common fungal infection that often affects adolescents and young adults. The term versicolorrefers to the fact that it causes the affected skin to change color and become either lighter or darker than surrounding skin. The most common areas it affects are the shoulders, back, and chest. At times, it can affect folds of skin, such as the crook of the arm, the skin under the breasts, or the groin. The face is usually spared, although sometimes children can get it there. There may be just a few spots or so many that it gives the appearance that the affected skin is normal while the unaffected skin around it seems to have a problem.
What causes tinea versicolor?
Tinea versicolor is caused by a yeast called Malassezia furfur that lives in the skin of most adults. This exists in two forms, one of which causes visible spots. Factors that can cause the fungus to become more visible include high humidity and immune or hormone abnormalities. However, almost all people with this very common condition are perfectly healthy.
Because the tinea versicolor fungus is part of the normal adult skin, this condition is not contagious. It often recurs after treatment, but usually not right away, so that treatment needs to be repeated only every year or two.
Tinea versicolor patches that are brown or reddish-brown go right away after treatment. When this condition produces spots that are lighter than the surrounding skin, it may take several months for overall color to even out. It always eventually does. Tinea versicolor does not leave permanent skin discoloration.
What happens after the tinea versicolor has been treated?
As noted above, the rash of tinea versicolor tends to linger even after successful treatment, especially if the spots are lighter than surrounding skin. This persistent discoloration often leads people to think that the condition is still present long after it has been eradicated. It may take months for skin color to blend and look normal, but it always does. The red or brown variety of rash, on the other hand, clears up visually right away. It is, therefore, a good idea to have the condition treated as soon as new spots appear so that any discoloration lasts as short a time as possible.
Recurrence of the rash is all but inevitable, though it won't recur necessarily every year. Applying selenium sulfide or ketoconazole shampoo on affected areas once a week may slow the onset of recurrence, but is cumbersome and often not worth the effort, since the condition may not come back for a long time anyway.