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Doctor insights on: Is It Contraindicated To Be Around Pregnant Women When You Have Pityriasis Rosea

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Have pityriasis rosea. Am i contagious? Can i give it to kids/pregnant women? Do I have HPV if i got this? Is it connected?

Have pityriasis rosea. Am i contagious? Can i give it to kids/pregnant women? Do I have HPV if i got this? Is it connected?

No X 3: Once the rash of pr has emerged the contagious period of whatever caused it has passed. It has no known link to hpv. Some suspect human herpes virus strains 6 and 7 (not herpes)as a potential cause but data to confirm this is limited. It is a self limited condition that will fade without treatment over weeks to months. ...Read more

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Is pityriasis rosea dangerous in early pregnancy?(there's a scary italian study on the net that freaked me out)

Well: I have read that study, there were 38 women and all had a fairly virulent strain with significant illness. There was a high miscarriage rate early. That is the only study I have seen and it may have been a regional effect. Some implicate a virus but this unproven. We don't see any problems when mothers develop it. Try not to panic, u didn't mention how far u are or whether u got it during preg. ...Read more

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Is pityriasis rosea dangerous during the first weeks of pregnancy? (there's an italian study on the internet freaking moms-to-be out)

No: Women in the study had significant symptoms from pr. Most patients with pr don't have any symptoms but the rash and sometimes some itching, so this study is not at all representative of a typical case of pr. ...Read more

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I've had extreme fatigue for two years now. Its debilitating and I have lost interest in almost everything I use to enjoy. Background: i'm a 20 year old female. I've had chicken pox twice (shingles) i got pityriasis rosea 1.5 years ago i get tonsil ston

I've had extreme fatigue for two years now.  Its debilitating and I have lost interest in almost everything I use to enjoy. Background:
i'm a 20 year old female.
I've had chicken pox twice (shingles) 
i got pityriasis rosea 1.5 years ago
i get tonsil ston

When : When someone mentions that "they have lost interest in the things they once enjoyed", it's a big red flag that the person is suffering from depression. Depression would also explain your fatigue and need to nap often - especially since you seem pretty healthy otherwise. (which is good!) st. John's wort has been shown to have modest benefit for mood improvement, but if you are still having symptoms, you may need a better medication and therapy. Research shows that people who engage in therapy and medication get better faster and stay better for a longer period of time than either therapy or medication alone. You should call your doctor and discuss your symptoms with them. They may be able to help you, or at least refer you to someone in your area who can help. I added a link to a website with helpful information about depression. There are a few other illnesses that can cause similar symptoms such as hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone) and your doctor may choose to check for this before starting medication. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will pityriasis rosea ever go away?

Usually: It can take 6-8 weeks and if the rash is persistent it may be worthwhile to see a dermatologist and confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can pityriasis rosea be caused by stress?

Can pityriasis rosea be caused by stress?

No.: It is related to a minor bacterial infection and there is no data for stress as a factor. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Pityriasis Rosea (Definition)

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