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how can you tell when pityriasis rosea is healing

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Rash lightens: The spots will flatten, the redness will become paler and individual lesions will disappear.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Pityriasis Rosacea: Symptoms most often last 4 - 8 weeks. Symptoms may disappear by 3 weeks or last as long as 12 weeks. The rash starts with a single large patch called ... Read More

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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Relief call doctor: Did you get the diagnosis from dermatologist? Diagnosis must be sure. If it is PR it is self limited & heals in 6-8 weeks Were you given any med ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience Dermatology
Pityriasis rosea: Pityriasis rosea is usually a temporary and mild cause of skin rash--occurring most commonly in spring and fall. It can itch, but not usually extremel ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Pityriasis rosea: Pityriasis rosea usually lasts 4to12 weeks before clearing spontaneously, although sometimes it can last up to 4 to 6 months. Usually treatment is n ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
A Virus: P rosea is probably caused by a virus (some suggest human herpes virus 7) but does not seem to transmit from one person to another like other viruses. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Usually don't need: Pr would go away spontaneously without treatment, probably 6~8 weeks later. Sometimes, topical cortisone cream, prescription-strengthed, may help to ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Ask dermatologist: PR often persists 2 or even 3 months. There is no confirmatory biopsy, lab test, or culture, so we always keep in mind that we can be fooled. Paroviru ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Nothing.: If you're sure it's pityriasis rosea, you don't need to do anything; it will go away on its own. However, dermatologists often order a blood test to ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes..: If rash is fading away then the issue should be resolving. Usually goes away on its own and it might take weeks.
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