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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. Sewa Legha
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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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What does pityriasis rosea look like?

What does pityriasis rosea look like?

Website : Please see this site: http://www.M.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/picture-of-pityriasis-rosea.

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What can I do to treat pityriasis rosea?

What can I do to treat pityriasis rosea?

Difficult to treat!: Pityriasis rosea is a self- limited rash that can be quite extensive, and may last for a few weeks. It is not contagious, and will eventually clear on it's own without any treatment. That being said, if itching is present, an oral antihistamine in combination with a topical Hydrocortisone (1 or 2.5%) may be beneficial. Uv light therapy has also been shown to speed clearing of the lesions. ...Read more

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Is it possible to give a baby pityriasis rosea?

Is it possible to give a baby pityriasis rosea?

Unlikely: I have seer pr in toddlers but never in infants. Since it is an immune related process there is likely a point that infants are too young to form the response that generates the rash. It is also hard to track the origin of a persons pr and know when they are contagious. The proposed illness that precedes it is long gone by the time the rash appears. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common with pityriasis rosea?

What symptoms are common with pityriasis rosea?

Website : Please see this site: http://www.M.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/pityriasis-rosea-topic-overview.

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What is a good medication for pityriasis rosea ?

What is a good  medication for pityriasis rosea ?

None Really: There are none.It may last weeks, but goes away spontaneouly with no know complications. ...Read more

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Do pityriasis rosea occur only once in a lifetime?

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. ...Read more

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Can pityriasis rosea be caused by stress?

Can pityriasis rosea be caused by stress?

No.: It is related to a minor bacterial infection and there is no data for stress as a factor. ...Read more

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Can pityriasis rosea occur just on the face?

Can pityriasis rosea occur just on the face?

Pityriasis rosea: There are no absolute yes or no answers in medicine. However it would be exceedingly uncommon to have pityriasis rosea limited to the face. In fact it doesn't usually affect the face. ...Read more

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How can I stop the itching from pityriasis rosea?

Maybe not PR: Pr is not usually very itchy. Topical steroids, oral antihistamines, and applying cool compresses can all help with itching. Usually pr goes away in 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How can you tell when pityriasis rosea is healing?

Rash lightens: The spots will flatten, the redness will become paler and individual lesions will disappear. ...Read more

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Can the sun or solarium work for pityriasis rosea?

Sun: Moderate sun exposure or ultraviolet (uv) light treatment may help make the rash go away more quickly. However, you must be careful to avoid sunburn. ...Read more

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What are the signs that pityriasis rosea is healing?

What are the signs that pityriasis rosea is healing?

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 extremely itchy. Signs of healing are: first--no new lesions, second--less itch, and third--fading in redness of existing lesions. ...Read more

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How can you quell itching caused by pityriasis rosea?

How can you quell itching caused by pityriasis rosea?

Pityriasis rosea: Itching caused by pityriasis rosea can be treated with topical creams, internal anti itching pills and light therapy with a uvb phototherapy unit. ...Read more