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How to cure pityriasis rosea?

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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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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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What is pityriasis versicolor treatment?

What is pityriasis versicolor treatment?

Selsun Blue is: Often effective in treating tinea/pityriasis versicolor, a low-grade skin fungus. Apply as directed. Wash clothes, bedding, bath linens to destroy fungus to prevent recurrence. Be patient: eliminating skin funguses takes time. If otc selsun blue isn't adequate, see doc for rx for selenium sulfide lotion, which has a stronger concentration or the active ingredient. ...Read more

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How is pityriasis versicolor treated?

How is pityriasis versicolor treated?

Selsun Blue is: Often effective in treating tinea/pityriasis versicolor, a low-grade skin fungus. Apply as directed. Wash clothes, bedding, bath linens to destroy fungus to prevent recurrence. Be patient: eliminating skin funguses takes time. If otc selsun blue isn't adequate, see doc for rx for selenium sulfide lotion, which has a stronger concentration or the active ingredient. ...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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How effective is phototherapy treatment for pityriasis lichenoides chronica on african americans?

How effective is phototherapy treatment for pityriasis lichenoides chronica on african americans?

Pityriasis lichenoid: It is difficult to treat but I have had some caucasian patients that have responded to phototherapy for this condition. Since black skin contains a spf of about 12 the dose of the light would need to be adjusted. It is a relatively benign treatment so it is worth a trial. ...Read more

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How long does pityriasis rosea treatment last?

How long does pityriasis rosea treatment last?

Pityriasis rosea: Pityriasis rosea usually lasts 4to12 weeks before clearing spontaneously, although sometimes it can last up to 4 to 6 months. Usually treatment is not needed, although ultraviolet b light administered by a dermatologist can hasten resolution. ...Read more

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Is pityriasis rosea a HIV associated rash?

Is pityriasis rosea a HIV associated rash?

Pityriasis rosea: Exact cause of Pityriasis rosea (PR) is not known, possibly viruses such as HHV-7 or HHV-8 or even influenza H1N1. Some authorities actually recommend testing for HIV and Lyme disease since rash can be similar in appearance. However, pityriasis rosea is not an HIV defining rash ...Read more

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Is pityriasis rosea a HIV associated rash?

Is pityriasis rosea a HIV associated rash?

No: Pityriasis rosea is a common skin disease, not necessarily associated with HIV infection, both conditions can co-exist ...Read more

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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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How to treat pityriasis rosea/shingles?

Different conditions: They're completely different conditions. You don't treat pityriasis. You treat shingles with valacyclovir or acyclovir. ...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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Can pityriasis lichenoides chronica be cured?

Can pityriasis lichenoides chronica be cured?

It can't be : Cured but lesions can be controlled, suppressed and managed with uv radiation , steroids cream, sun exposure, antibiotics etc . The skin conditions is claimed to be due to hypersensitivity to eipstein-barr virus . Fruits, veggies and immune booster herbal meds may prevent its exacerbation ...Read more

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How bad is pityriasis rosea?

Pityriasis Rosea: This is not a dangerous skin condition and a lot of times, it is asymptomatic. However, it can be itchy and you can treat it with steroid creams. It will usually clear on its own in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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What creams will treat scars from pityriasis rosea?

What creams will treat scars from pityriasis rosea?

Scar treatment: Most scar creams are anecdotally successful & may work early on-silicone based creams probably work best. Most treatment to improve the appearance of scars like this use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html fractional laser treatments can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Cure for herpes?

Cure for herpes?

Not yet: Herpes is one of the most common & frequent infections. Once infected, the virus travels to sensory nerves and remains there lifelong. There is no treatment to eliminate the virus permanently. Reactivation or 'outbreaks' of herpes can be managed effectively with anti-virals. Frequent outbreaks can be prevented with daily anti-virals taken for a year or longer with close supervision from a doctor. ...Read more

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