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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


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Can i swim in the sea (a salty water) and go to the seaside if I have pityriasis rosea?

Can i swim in the sea (a salty water) and go to the seaside if I have pityriasis rosea?

Yes: The rash will clear in time whether you enjoy your swim or not.It should not aggravate it in any way. ...Read more

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Will pityriasis rosea ever go away?

Usually: It can take 6-8 weeks and if the rash is persistent it may be worthwhile to see a dermatologist and confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to get pityriasis rosea that never goes away?

Question diagnosis: It is uniformly felt that pityriasis rosea will resolve usually less than 6 to 8 weeks. If your rash is not resolving in over 8 weeks the diagnosis may be wrong. A dermatologist consultation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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How bad is pityriasis rosea?

How bad is pityriasis rosea?

Not bad.: Pr is harmless. If you're sure it's that, you don't need to do anything; it will go away on its own. However, dermatologists often order a blood test to be sure it is not a similar-appearing but more serious disease, which does need treatment. So if you're not sure, or if the rash doesn't go away within a reasonable period of time, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to cure pityriasis rosea?

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. ...Read more

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What is pityriasis rosea in children?

Pityriasis rosea: Pityriasis rosea (pr) is an acute, self-limited, exanthematous skin disease characterized by the appearance of slightly inflammatory, oval, papulosquamous lesions on the trunk and proximal areas of the extremities. The possibilities for having a viral etiology has been discussed. ...Read more