You probably don't have fungal acne....

DrCharlesMDDrCharlesMD
Oct. 13, 2020
Fungal acne aka pityrosporum folliculitis (PF) is an uncommon cause of bumps on the face.
PF typically presents as a very ithcy and very acute, in other words quickly developing, bumps around hair follicles. If your acne did not suddenly develop over a few days or weeks and is not very itchy, you like do not have fungal acne.
PF is caused by a yeast called malassezia furfar. This yeast is a normal component of our skin and generally does not bother most people. In some people, it can cause a rash called tinea versicolor, which would make the skin appear as dark or light in certain areas.
The typical patient who develops PF is usually middle aged.
While are antifungal treatments available for this type of eruption, you should speak to your dermatologist before trying to treat an assumed fungal acne infection.
Most people will have general acne, which is caused by a combination of excess oil production and the bacteria p. acnes. P. acnes gets locked in your hair follicles, proliferates, and then generates the typical acne bumps.
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