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Doctor insights on: Is Pityriasis Rosea Harmful To A Person Who Is Pregnant

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

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

Unknown: Possible association with misscarriage is not known for sure. Nothing to do. Note that the diagnosis of pr is always uncertain: there is no definitive test. ...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 during the first weeks of pregnancy? (there's an italian study on the internet freaking moms-to-be out)

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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Can pityriasis rosea be spread from person to person? What is the incubation period?

Can pityriasis rosea be spread from person to person?  What is the incubation period?

Presume "no": The cause of pityriasis rosea is unknown, but it may be a virus (because sometimes several people get the rash around the same time). If it is due to a virus, the way it is transmitted from one person to another is also unknown. So, the rash is not considered contagious. It goes away by itself in about 6 weeks. If worried, or in a special situation, one should discussed it with his doctor. ...Read more

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Can pityriasis rosea reoccur?

Can pityriasis rosea reoccur?

Yes: It is uncommon, but not rare for pr to recur. I believe it may be a manifestation of several viral infections. There is scientific data showing a possible link to hsv6, but not everyone with pr has tested positive for it in the studies. So i think it's likely that other viruses can trigger the same response. ...Read more

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Is it ok to swim with pityriasis rosea?

Is it ok to swim with pityriasis rosea?

Yes: Chlorine in a pool may be slightly irritating in sensitive individuals. ...Read more

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What can be done for pityriasis rosea?

What can be done for  pityriasis rosea?

None.: Nothing you can do for it. It is a reaction to viral infection, but not the virus directly causes this rash. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have pityriasis rosea?

How do I know if I have pityriasis rosea?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Can pityriasis rosea spread dramatically?

Can pityriasis rosea  spread dramatically?

Yes.: It starts as a single large flaky red oval plaque on neck, arm or trunck(called herald patch or "mother" patch); then suddenly spreading to whole body in a few days(on back, it spreads like a christmas tree). ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat pityriasis rosea?

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

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What happens if you keep scratching pityriasis rosea sores?

Pityriasis: You may get a secondary fungus or bacterial infection. This disease is sometimes very itchy and the best thing to do is see a skin doctor to help this. It is not contagious. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pityriasis rosea?

Pityriasis rosea: Pityriasis rosea is a common rash. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pityriasis-rosea/basics/symptoms/CON-20028446 ...Read more

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What are the common presenting symptoms of pityriasis rosea?

What are the common presenting symptoms of pityriasis rosea?

Rash: Pityriasis rosea presents first as a single large pinkish-red patch. Generally, about 1-2 weeks later, a more diffuse rash develops in a "christmas tree" distribution along the lines of skin tension. Usually, each red patch has a round area of scaliness within the borders of redness. It can occasionally be itchy. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my pityriasis rosea. Should i?

I think so: Pityriasis rosea is easy to diagnose if the herald patch is classic and the salmon-plaques with long axes parallel to the dermatomes are there. It itches like crazy for weeks and you don't want that. Erythromycin and using a tanning bed / getting a sunburn (just this once, okay?) are supposed to help. ...Read more

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How serious is pityriasis rosea? I just heard of pityriasis rosea. Is this condition something that is considered serious? .

Not Serious: Pityriasis rosea is skin condition that begins with a "herald patch" 1 larger red scaley area and then you develop multiple of them. Some people think that it's related to a virus. It typically lasts weeks to months and there are not a lot of great therapies- topical steroids, light therapy, etc. ...Read more

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Can pityriasis rosea occur just on the face?

Can pityriasis rosea occur just on the face?

Pityriasis rosea: There are no absolute yes or no answers in medicine. However it would be exceedingly uncommon to have pityriasis rosea limited to the face. In fact it doesn't usually affect the face. ...Read more

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What could be the reason why my pityriasis rosea hasn't gone away yet?

Might not be PR: It might be something else.

If its been more than 6 months, its probably not pr and you probably should see a dermatologist for a biopsy. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pityriasis rosea?

Self-cures: Tanning under ultraviolet light is usually a bad idea, but in this case it may speed healing. Be careful. Oral erythromycin may work -- nobody knows how. ...Read more

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Can a scar from pityriasis rosea heal?

Yes with time: Itwill likely soften and mature and slowly improve as long as you avoid excessive sun or tobacco use. ...Read more

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How long does pityriasis rosea treatment last?

Pityriasis rosea: Pityriasis rosea usually lasts 4to12 weeks before clearing spontaneously, although sometimes it can last up to 4 to 6 months. Usually treatment is not needed, although ultraviolet b light administered by a dermatologist can hasten resolution. ...Read more

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What can be done for pityriasis rosea on scalp?

What can be done for pityriasis rosea on scalp?

Scalp rash?: The scalp is not a very common location for p. Rose. It, like seborrhea, contact dermatitis or psoriasis is pink and scaly and could possibly be confused for one of those. Having said that, all can be treated with mild cortisone solutions used for short-term (2-3 weeks) on the scalp. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of pityriasis rosea?

What are some ways to get rid of pityriasis rosea?

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

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What are the causes an treatment of pityriasis rosea?

What are the causes an treatment of pityriasis rosea?

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

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Pityriasis Rosea (Definition)

A skin rash that commonly occurs in young adults. It usually lasts four to eight 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