You might have beach fungus if you experience:
- Multiple patches on the skin, that may appear in different colours such as white, salmon, or sometimes darker than the surrounding skin
- The patches may also have a reddish undertone that can darken when exposed to heat, which makes them more obvious if you have fair skin
- In some cases, the patches may feel slightly itchy
In fair skinned people the condition is often diagnosed in summer months because the patches, which do not tan, become more obvious against tanned skin.