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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...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

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What causes pityriasis rosea?

What causes pityriasis rosea?

Pityriasis Rosea: Pityriasis rosea (also known as pityriasis rosea giber) is a skin rash. It is benign but may inflict substantial discomfort in certain cases. Classically, it begins with a single "herald patch" lesion, followed in 1 or 2 weeks by a generalized body rash lasting up to 12 weeks, however usually around 6 - 8. The cause of pityriasis rosea is not certain, but believed to be caused by a virus. ...Read more

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I have had pityriasis rosea two times about 1 year apart, is that normal? What is the cause?

Unknown.: For a while a herpes-like virus was suspected, but this was not confirmed. Pit. Rosea is such a benign disease that no one is going overboard in search of a cause. ...Read more

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What are the causes an treatment of pityriasis rosea?

What are the causes an treatment of pityriasis rosea?

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. It is somewhat seasonal--more common in the spring ; autumn. Rest, mild cortisone cream for rash--uv light ; sunshine help rash go away more quickly. ...Read more

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Is there any known virus that can cause pityriasis rosea?

Is there any known virus that can cause pityriasis rosea?

There is...: ...Some evidence (not confirmed) that hhv-7 may be the cause. In any case, most people have antibodies to hhv-7 without ever having had pityriasis rosea. ...Read more

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Does pityriasis rosea cause swelling in your legs?

Does pityriasis rosea cause swelling in your legs?

No: Pityriasis rosea caused a mildly itchy rash. It is some other condition causing swelling which should be evaluated by physician. ...Read more

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I was at dermatologist n there said to take azythromicin (sumamed)for pityriasis rosea. I don't know if to take it, will this pill cause b.Vaginitis or so?

I was at dermatologist n there said to take azythromicin (sumamed)for pityriasis rosea. I don't know if to take it, will this pill cause b.Vaginitis or so?

EMC not useful here: Erythromycin class of antibiotics are useful in treating rosacea, and other papulosquamous conditions like lichen planus. But pityriasis rosea is a self limited viral infection with typical skin lesions. Antibiotics are not indicated in the treatment of pityriasis rosea. (won't cause vaginosis.). ...Read more

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What would cause blotchy dry pink spots to spread all over my chest? They don't itch and look like tinea versicolor or pityriasis rosea.

What would cause blotchy dry pink spots to spread all over my chest? They don't itch and look like tinea versicolor or pityriasis rosea.

Chest spots: Tinea versicolor (aka pityriasis versicolor) is a chronic fungal infection of the skin characterized by sharply bordered, scaly, red-tan patches on trunk, upper arms, neck that do not tan. ± itch. Tx is antifungals like clotrimazole/ketoconazole/miconazole. Otc selenium shampoo (leave on 10 min) can help. Pityriasis rosea is viral rash (probably) that lasts 3-12 wks, starting with —>. ...Read more

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Can pityriasis rosea reoccur?

Can pityriasis rosea reoccur?

Yes: It is uncommon, but not rare for pr to recur. I believe it may be a manifestation of several viral infections. There is scientific data showing a possible link to hsv6, but not everyone with pr has tested positive for it in the studies. So I think it's likely that other viruses can trigger the same response. ...Read more

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Is it ok to swim with pityriasis rosea?

Is it ok to swim with pityriasis rosea?

Yes: Chlorine in a pool may be slightly irritating in sensitive individuals. ...Read more

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What can be done for pityriasis rosea?

What can be done for pityriasis rosea?

None.: Nothing you can do for it. It is a reaction to viral infection, but not the virus directly causes this rash. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have pityriasis rosea?

How do I know if I have pityriasis rosea?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Can pityriasis rosea spread dramatically?

Can pityriasis rosea spread dramatically?

Yes.: It starts as a single large flaky red oval plaque on neck, arm or trunck (called herald patch or "mother" patch); then suddenly spreading to whole body in a few days (on back, it spreads like a christmas tree). ...Read more

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What is the best way 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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What happens if you keep scratching pityriasis rosea sores?

Pityriasis: You may get a secondary fungus or bacterial infection. This disease is sometimes very itchy and the best thing to do is see a skin doctor to help this. It is not contagious. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pityriasis rosea?

Pityriasis rosea: Pityriasis rosea is a common rash. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/pityriasis-rosea/basics/symptoms/CON-20028446 ...Read more

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What are the common presenting symptoms of pityriasis rosea?

What are the common presenting symptoms of pityriasis rosea?

Rash: Pityriasis rosea presents first as a single large pinkish-red patch. Generally, about 1-2 weeks later, a more diffuse rash develops in a "christmas tree" distribution along the lines of skin tension. Usually, each red patch has a round area of scaliness within the borders of redness. It can occasionally be itchy. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my pityriasis rosea. Should i?

I think so: Pityriasis rosea is easy to diagnose if the herald patch is classic and the salmon-plaques with long axes parallel to the dermatomes are there. It itches like crazy for weeks and you don't want that. Erythromycin and using a tanning bed / getting a sunburn (just this once, okay?) are supposed to help. ...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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Will my pityriasis rosea come back?

Pityreasis Rosea: It might. It is a viral infection. ...Read more

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Is pityriasis rosea considered yeast?

Is pityriasis rosea considered yeast?

Not a yeast: Pityriasis rosea doesn't have an exact known cause at this time, though it's thought to have some association with viral infection. ...Read more

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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

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Can you go to school with pityriasis rosea?

Yes: It is non contagious although you may need note for gym class. ...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

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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