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How Long Does Pityriasis Rosea Usually Last
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 PR: Infection presumed viral/viral like particle w/either no presenting symptoms or w ha/malaise/sore throat followed days-wks later by crops of salmon colored patches in a 'christmas tree pattern' on the back and spreading out to the body. Most cases clear in 4-6 wks but some can persist several months. Many things mimic it (2ndary syphilis, acute hiv, psoriasis, tinea, eczema) if persists see a doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
Is pityriasis rosea and pityriasis versicolor are same thing?Are they serious?What are the treatment and how long they take to go away?Can they recur?
No: Pr is felt to represent a viral process that created antibodies to an infection that preceded the rash by weeks & ends up creating the skin rash that self heals but may last weeks to months. P.Versicolor is caused by a specific skin fungus called malassezia furfur & is treated by using specific meds. ...Read more
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