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how to cure pityriasis rosea?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Goes away by itself: Light therapy through a dermatologist or natural sunlight can reduce the itching and speed the fading of lesions.With no treatment the lesions fade in 4-12 weeks.

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A 52-year-old member asked:

Can you go to school with pityriasis rosea?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Yes: It is non contagious although you may need note for gym class.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Do pityriasis rosea occur only once in a lifetime?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Most of the time: In over 95 per cent of cases it is it once in a lifetime. In rare cases it can occur a second or even third time.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to swim with pityriasis rosea?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Yes: Chlorine in a pool may be slightly irritating in sensitive individuals.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What age group does pityriasis rosea usually affect?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
10-30: Most common in adolescents and young adults. Can occur later. Reaction to probable minor infection which causes typical rash on trunk.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is there a fast cure for pityriasis rosea?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
No: Unfortunately not. Sometimes Acyclovir or biaxin (clarithromycin) will make it disappear in 1 week.

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