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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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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?

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

Dr. James Dukelow
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Pityriasis Rosea (Definition)

Pityriasis Rosea is a skin rash that commonly occurs in young adults. It usually lasts 4 to 8 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