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Dermatology Pityriasis Rosea Rash On Scrotum
Can there be two herald patches for pityriasis rosea for two isolated areas? One on neck, one of foot. Round rashes on back of feet can also be PR?
Usually PR is in the trunk more than face and extremities
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Is it possible for the pityriasis rosea to be healed and come back again after a few days? If not, what other disease is possible for my rashes?
I was diagnosed with pityriasis rosea and was prescribed antobiotic sumamed to take 1 tab for 3 days. Is it safe to use? Can I use cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 ointment too on rashes?
Pityriasis rosea usually goes away without treatment. You can expect to have the rash about 6 to 8 weeks before it disappears. Some people have it for 2 weeks. Occasionally, it lasts longer than 8 weeks.
If a patient has unbearable itching, a dermatologist may prescribe a medicine to help relieve the itch.
Since the rash is caused by a virus antibiotics are not given unless secondary infection. ...Read more
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
I've had a rash for four years. It has flares, photo sesitivity. It also scars. Derm believes its Pityriasis Rosea, would it last this long?
Is generally a self limited rash (probably viral)
I would get checked out for PORPHYRIA CUTANEA TARDA (sorry for the fancy words but write it down and show it to your Dermatologist!
PLEASE give me a follow up!
HOPE this helps!
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Noticed rash all over body. 2 weeks after went to doctor. He said it was pityriasis rosea. Well I've had it 6 months and it won't go away. Now what?
Dermatologist: If a rash has not resolved, then consider going to a skin specialist such as a dermatologist. Frequently they can make the diagnosis based on skin examination and pattern of the rash. Occasionally a skin biopsy is helpful to understand the cause of the rash. ...Read more
Time: It can take up to six weeks for the rash to resolve. It rarely recurs, does not scar and does not lead to anything else. An anti-itch bland lotion can help (e.g. Sarna). If you have a rash on your hands/feet, see your doctor because syphilis can be mistaken for pityriasis. Untreated, secondary syphilis can go underground, appear to resolve and cause much worse trouble. ...Read more
Been diagnosed with pityriasis rosea how long do symtoms last? I also have a bumpy hard rash on legs that doesn't itch what could this be?
My doctor is unsure whether I have pityriasis rosea or scabies. He treated me for both but none of them helped the intense itch/rash. Suggestions?
May be neither: The two aren't really ringers for each other. The first concern with an itchy rash is that you're taking some kind of medication (including some "natural holistic remedy" that may not be what it's labelled). It's not erythema multiforme, is it? Another common very-itchy rash with the symmetry of pityriasis rosea is dermatitis herpetiformis. Maybe you need a "derm" consult. Best wishes. ...Read more
Pityriasis Rosea: Pityriasis rosea (pr)is a common rash usually seen in individuals between the ages of 10 to 35 years old. The rash typically lasts six to eight weeks, rarely extending 12 weeks or longer. Once a person has pityriasis rosea, it generally does not recur in their lifetime. Pr has been associated with the human herpes family, human herpes virus type 6. ...Read more
Does tanning help clear up Pityriasis Rosea? I know tanning is bad, but im suffering with this itchy rash and I don't go over board with tanning.
No: Phototherapy using UVA and UVB is used to treat various skin conditions, including pityriasis rosea in rare cases when the itch cannot be controlled by other means. However, tanning beds are not suited for this purpose as they typically emit only UVA. Phototherapy using UVA is done in a manner that quantifies dosing and may incorporate topical sensitizers that helps target the treatment. ...Read more
Can hydrocortizone 1% cream be applied for fading of non-itchy rash on leg which is pityriasis rosea herald patch, on skin for almost 2 months, ?
Doubtful: Hydrocortisone is helpful for itchy or inflamed rashes. We believe that pityriasis is caused by a virus and not inflammatory. I would expect a herald patch to be accompanied by others by now. You should consider that this might be another cause such as eczema or lupus. I would recommend an examination. ...Read more
I have had a large patch, like pityriasis rosea, for months on end now, but this 'secondary rash' has not appeared at all and it's not itchy. Ideas?
How common is pityriasis rosea rash? I have a rash with symptoms 100% accurate to this. Had rash for 3wks now. 2 docs, 2 diff ans. Self diagnosing now
Relatively common: Pityriasis rosea is not a rare type of rash, it presented with scattered oval shape rashes, distributed upper chest and back, center can seen scaling change, lighter color in the center, most people do not have too many symptums, it is self-limiting, ressolves in 3 to 4 month period, no unknown cause of it, . ...Read more
Hi, I have the rash in the picture attached. Started as small bump (which is now a dark crust) and now it had affected the red area. Feels itchy and painful. Is it eczema or something else? Had pityriasis rosea years ago due to stress. Just used hydrogen
My sister had pityriasis Rosea from may- June then it disappear but this month of september the rash comes back. Is recurrence possible? Pls. Help
Yes: Yes, the recurrence is possible, but it could be something different ...Read more
Hi! Could you tell me the difference between the symptoms of pityriasis rosea and parapsoriasis? How common is each rash and the prognosis? Thanks!
Similar appearance: The palisading variant of small-plaque parapsoriasis is particularly similar to pityriasis rosea. Several salmon-colored patches with a fine scale at the edge can occur scattered over the trunk and extremities. Large plaque parapsoriasis has larger arching appearance and is more distinct. Pityriasis rosea is more common, benign and limited to 10-20 days vs months for parapsoriasis. See derm. ...Read more
Daughter and I have itchy/pus rash, started on my arms, hers on face. Her dr diagnosed pityriasis rosea. Using contaminated water/septic cause rash?
My son was diagnosed with pityriasis rosea yesterday. The rash disappeared from belly today, spread to extremities, now his feet and lips are swollen.
Lasts about 6 weeks: Pityriasis rosea rashes last several weeks, often up to 6 weeks. If a person has a rash that comes and leaves in one day, it is more likely an allergic rash... which may mean a true allergy to something, or a bodily reaction with something without being a true allergy. One's primary care doctor can help sort things out. ...Read more
Two weeks ago I noticed a large round rash on my back and, since, red spots have spread all over my back and chest, and now to my legs and arms. I am in Southeast Asia with no dermatologists nearby. How can I know if it is Pityriasis Rosea?
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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
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