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Does Pityriasis Rosea Cause Swelling In Your Legs
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Herald patch of pityriasis rosea is on leg for 2 months and a half-unchanged. Has one more dot close to it. When will it fade? It is PR patch for sure
About 3 months: The rash of pityriasis typically lasts about 3 months. The size of the lesions are not predictive of how long the rash will persist. Without seeing it I cannot say, but if you are concerned see your doctor. ...Read more
Pityriasis rosea hit top of back of the legs of a girlfriend of mine n burns like skin is cracking open? What to do, think. .
Sure of diagnosis: Pityriasis rosea is a self limiting disease. Usually there is an initial patch on chest or back called the herald patch. It is mostly spread diffusely on back and chest. If you look at the back at a distance you can see a x-mas tree pattern. It can be itchy. Unless severe it usually does not crack. Best way to diagnose it is to look at it. ...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?
Is it possible my store brand "Head and Shoulders" is effecting the Pityriasis Rosea on my leg? I switched shampoos and the patch is suddenly healing.
Not possible: PR goes away whatever you do. Not likely to have this on leg only. Seen mostly on trunk. If it is gone, you don't care what it was. ...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
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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Can I put pure Lard on pityriasis rosea herald patch that is on thigh for 2 months and 20 days? Or some other cream? Patch is dry and non itchy
Confused: You indicate that you had PR 2 YEARS ago and you wish to use lard on a herald patch present for 2 months. I suspect that you need a more precise diagnosis. PR rarely if ever occurs more than once. If it is PR, it does not matter what you put on it. Why use lard for anything on the skin??? Not what I would do. Oh, and the zinc pills are a waste of money, possibly harmful. ...Read more
Pityriasis rosea hearald patch is on thigh for 3 and half months-why this long? Only 2 other spots are present, they fade and back at other place.
Pityriasis rosea: Pityriasis rosea is an eruption thought to be of infectious etiology. 80% of cases remit spontaneously in 6-8 weeks. In refractory cases, ultraviolet light, systemic corticosteroids, or erythromycin for 2 weeks may be effective. However, a doctor visit is recommended to ensure that this is truly a recurrence, since that happens in less than 5% of cases by some reports. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Just diagnosed with pityriasis rosea. I know no known cause but Can I be around others with compromised immune system- heart transplant patients?
Yes: It is not infectious.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
It took 3 weeks after I started treating "ringworm" it's spreading. Small dots on chest can it be pityriasis rosea or ing worm spreads fast like dots?
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
Most of the time: In over 95 per cent of cases it is it once in a lifetime. In rare cases it can occur a second or even third time. ...Read more
Yes.: More commonly in winter.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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