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Anyone ever hear of pityriasis rosea?

Anyone ever hear of pityriasis rosea?

Yes: Pityriasis rosea is an acute, self-limited, exanthematous skin disease, most likely due to a virus. The rash commonly begins with a "herald" patch. A few days to two weeks later, oval lesions similar in appearance to the herald patch, but smaller, appear on the trunk and proximal extremities. Most patients don't require treatment. There are plenty of images of the rash on the web. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Pityriasis Rosea (Definition)

A skin rash that commonly occurs in young adults. It usually lasts four to eight weeks. The rash is often pink, oval-shaped, itchy, and may appear in a Christmas tree-like pattern. The rash begins as one single patch before it begins to appear on the arms, ...Read more


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I have pityriasis rosea, does anyone know any treatment?

I have pityriasis rosea, does anyone know any treatment?

Time: Treatments for pityriasis rosea (pr) can help ease symptoms or shorten the duration. For example steroids creams & ointments can help ease itching and decrease redness. Itching can also be reduced with the use of antihistamines. The duration of pr may also be shortened by one to two weeks by taking antiviral drugs such as Acyclovir (zovirax). However, pr usually resolves on its own (2-4 wks). ...Read more

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Anyone ever heard of ards? Treatments?

Anyone ever heard of ards? Treatments?

ARDS....: Adult respiratory distress syndrome, ards, is a severe inflammatory response in the lungs. It can be due to many underlying causes including infection, trauma, heart problem, etc. The treatment includes treating the underlying cause and supporting the patient, often including ventilator support, until the lungs have a chance to heal. Not all patients survive this but many do. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have lichenoid keratosis which my doctor described as solar lentigo with eczema. Incurable. How does it "behave"? Does it vanish/spread at times?

I have lichenoid keratosis which my doctor described as solar lentigo with eczema. Incurable. How does it "behave"? Does it vanish/spread at times?

Lichenoid Keratosis: Assuming this is a biopsy proven Lichenoid Keratosis, it is a benign lesion. Treatment options include Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen, electrosurgery or curettage. One may also opt to have no treatment. ...Read more

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How serious is pityriasis rosea? I just heard of pityriasis rosea. Is this condition something that is considered serious? .

Not Serious: Pityriasis rosea is skin condition that begins with a "herald patch" 1 larger red scaley area and then you develop multiple of them. Some people think that it's related to a virus. It typically lasts weeks to months and there are not a lot of great therapies- topical steroids, light therapy, etc. ...Read more

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My whole family has allergies/asthma.I've heard all my life that moving out west(us) cures them.Is that true?

My whole family has allergies/asthma.I've heard all my life that moving out west(us) cures them.Is that true?

If only: Allergies can sometimes be successfully with long-term allergy shots but can rarely be "cured." similarly, asthma can be treated and well-controlled but cannot be cured. Kids can sometimes grow out of both allergies and asthma, especially if they have it early-on. ...Read more

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Misdiagnosed with ringworm for pityriasis rosea. What do you suggest?

Misdiagnosed with ringworm for pityriasis rosea. What do you suggest?

Nothing: P rosea is of unknown cause and is self limited. There is no medication for it. It will resolve on its own in due time. That may be some 6 weeks though. ...Read more

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Is pityriasis rosea dangerous in early pregnancy?(there's a scary italian study on the net that freaked me out)

Is pityriasis rosea dangerous in early pregnancy?(there's a scary italian study on the net that freaked me out)

Unknown: Possible association with misscarriage is not known for sure. Nothing to do. Note that the diagnosis of pr is always uncertain: there is no definitive test. ...Read more

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Has anyone here ever seen sun poisoning? Whats it look like?

Has anyone here ever seen sun poisoning? Whats it look like?

Sunburn: "sun poisoning" is just severe sunburn. It should be treated with cool washcloths applied as often as feasible, and Ibuprofen or a similar anti-inflammatory for the pain and inflammation. You can prevent it by applying a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion every day, and reapplying it frequently while you are working in the sun. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had this laser toenail fungus treatment? Does it actually work?

Has anyone ever had this laser toenail fungus treatment?  Does it actually work?

It works: I would say it likely works about 70-75% of the time. Oral medications are actually more effective, probably 10-15% more effective. ...Read more

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Anyone ever heard of polymyalgia rheumatica cures?

Anyone ever heard of polymyalgia rheumatica cures?

No: Pmr usually resolves on it's own after a few years. If you mean a short term treatment that resolves it quickly, then no. ...Read more

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What is hinoki cypress? It's said to heal pimples? Anyone heard of this ingredient?

What is hinoki cypress? It's said to heal pimples? Anyone heard of this ingredient?

Yes: The hinoki cypress is a Japanese evergreen that contains a phytoncide which is an antimicrobial derived from plants. Hinoki Cypress oil is combined with salicylic acid in a product called Etude House AC Clinic. The salicylic acid breaks the bonds between outer skin cells inducing more rapid turnover of the skin which is the best way to clear acne but the acne looks worse before it gets better ...Read more

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Has anyone ever heard of "serum sickness"?

Has anyone ever heard of "serum sickness"?

Systemic allergic : Systemic allergic response in which antibody-antigen reaction in the blood stream causes systemic problems. ...Read more

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Have you ever heard of pseudoxanthoma elasticum? What is it?

Have you ever heard of pseudoxanthoma elasticum?  What is it?

Genetic: Pxe is a genetic condition that is transmitted in an autosomal recessive fashion, meaning when 2 unaffected partners possess a mutated gene; they can both pass the mutated gene down and cause pxe. Manifestations include early atherosclerosis (vessel disease) with leg pain on walking, a tendency towards bleeding, particularly in the eye. Skin manifestations are predominantly on folds. ...Read more

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Does anyone have knowledge of relapsing polychondritis?

Does anyone have knowledge of relapsing polychondritis?

Polychondritis: Polychondritis, also called relapsing polychondritis, is a rare disease in which cartilage in many areas of the body becomes inflamed. The disease most commonly affects the ears, nose and the airways of the lungs. The cause is not known, and it occurs most often in people in their 50s or 60s. One theory is that polychondritis might be an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about antiphospholipid antibodies or ever heard of it?

Does anyone know about antiphospholipid antibodies or ever heard of it?

Miscarriage: Apa, along with lupus anti-coagulant antibody, are two antibodies that attack the areas in the cell wall of growing tissue, especially the fast-growing placental tissue of an early pregnancy. These are newly-discovered causes for recurrent miscarriage, but also place the patient at higher risk for developing a blood clot, especially with hormone use, later in life. ...Read more

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I've taking everything for pityriasis lichenoide can anyone help me with this rash?

I've taking everything for pityriasis lichenoide can anyone help me with this rash?

Pityriasis Lichenoid: Third-line therapies include: systemic steroids methotrexate given orally or by im injection has been used in plc and pleva. It is often used to treat febrile ulceronecrotic muchas-habermann disease acitretin dapsone ciclosporin for more resistant and severe disease a combination of the above may be used. ...Read more

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1-is there a treatment for pityriasis rosae gibert? 2- if I have pityriasis rosae can i: a) swim b) run/play tennis

1-is there a treatment  for pityriasis rosae gibert?
2- if I have pityriasis rosae can i:
a) swim
b) run/play tennis

Yes, yes, yes: Treatment for pityriasis rosea is generally aimed at the symptom of itching. Topical steroids and oral ant-itch meds are usually enough. Sometimes systemic steroids, like prednisone, or ultraviolet light treatments are needed if itching doesn't resolve. Okay to swim, okay to play tennis. Sweating could make itching worse, if it's already a problem. ...Read more

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Does anyone know any home remedies for pityriasis rosea?

Does anyone know any home remedies for pityriasis rosea?

Difficult to treat: Home remedies--keep in mind that p. Rosea is self-limited, and will eventually clear on it's own. Oral antihistamines nad topical Hydrocortisone may help with the itching.. Light therapy, ie..Sunlight , is also beneficial and may speed clearing of lesions! avoid sunburn however!. Wear sunscreen! ...Read more

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Friend on facebook just diagnosed with anaphylactoid reactions. In my country we never heard that term. Is that something new?

Friend on facebook just diagnosed with anaphylactoid reactions. In my country we never heard that term. Is that something new?

Anaphylactoid: This is the exact same reaction as anaphylaxis with the only difference being that "true" anaphylaxis is caused by an allergic antibody (ige) reaction to a foreign substance whereas anaphylactoid reactions have all the same symptoms but are not caused by an allergic antibody (ige) reaction. Both are treated the same way....Epinephrine. ...Read more