The root cause of fungal acne is Malassezia, previously known as Pityrosporum. It is a naturally occurring yeast present in our skin. However, when Malassezia yeast starts growing in the hair follicles, it can block them. The blockage leads to spot generation which is termed as fungal acne. These spots may appear just like normal acne or may have a pus head in white color.
The spots can be defined as red bumps or whiteheads that measure between 1mm to 2 mm. The appearance is in a wave-like pattern and these pimples can be very itchy. The most common area of occurrence of fungal acne includes the forehead, upper chest, upper and mid-back.
To avoid fungal acne, you must watch out for skin greasiness, excessive sweating, tight clothing, excessive use of sunscreen, or any other moisturizing or make-up product as well as antibiotics prescribed for acne treatment. In case you are experiencing any unusual pimples and spots on your face, you must contact a reputed dermatologist and seek medical advice.