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How Can You Tell When Pityriasis Rosea Is Healing
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
Pityriasis rosea: Pityriasis rosea is usually a temporary and mild cause of skin rash--occurring most commonly in spring and fall. It can itch, but not usually extremely itchy. Signs of healing are: first--no new lesions, second--less itch, and third--fading in redness of existing lesions. ...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
Time: Treatments for pityriasis rosea (pr) can help ease symptoms or shorten the duration. For example steroids creams & ointments can help ease itching and decrease redness. Itching can also be reduced with the use of antihistamines. The duration of pr may also be shortened by one to two weeks by taking antiviral drugs such as Acyclovir (zovirax). However, pr usually resolves on its own (2-4 wks). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnosed with pityriasis rosea, insure if healing normally or proper diagnosis, been five weeks started small bumps, got bigger into pinkish ovals?
Ask dermatologist: PR often persists 2 or even 3 months. There is no confirmatory biopsy, lab test, or culture, so we always keep in mind that we can be fooled. Parovirus B19 causes a similar rash in adults. If it lasts more than 3 months, if it is on your face or hands, a different diagnosis must be entertained. In the past it was routine to do a syphilis test but that diagnosis has become unusual except in gay men ...Read more
Resolves with time: Pityriasis rosea is usually self-limited, clearly in most cases in 6-8 weeks. There is no treatment that speeds clearance. However medicines may be prescribed to reduce itching in those who have significant itching. You can find more information at http://www.Aad.Org/skin-conditions/dermatology-a-to-z/pityriasis-rosea/diagnosis-treatment/pityriasis-rosea-diagnosis-treatment-and-outcome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With pityriasis rosea, does the herald patch fading have anything to do with the start of the healing process?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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