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Is there any known virus that can cause pityriasis rosea?

Is there any known virus that can cause pityriasis rosea?

There is...: ...Some evidence (not confirmed) that hhv-7 may be the cause. In any case, most people have antibodies to hhv-7 without ever having had pityriasis rosea. ...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


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I got pityriasis rosea again after almost 2 years.Why it reoccured? Is it a virus, is it contagious?How to heal it faster?Is it sexually transmitted?

I got pityriasis rosea again after almost 2 years.Why it reoccured? Is it a virus, is it contagious?How to heal it faster?Is it sexually transmitted?

Profession not sure: This is not allergic or bacterial or fungal and is thought but not proven to be viral. It is not sexually transmitted and there is no medication to make it go away faster. A second occurrence is a bit unusual and may be worth consultation with dermatologist. ...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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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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How can you quell itching caused by pityriasis rosea?

How can you quell itching caused by pityriasis rosea?

Pityriasis rosea: Itching caused by pityriasis rosea can be treated with topical creams, internal anti itching pills and light therapy with a uvb phototherapy unit. ...Read more

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Does pityriasis rosea cause swelling in your legs?

Does  pityriasis rosea cause swelling in your legs?

No: Pityriasis rosea caused a mildly itchy rash . It is some other condition causing swelling which should be evaluated by physician. ...Read more

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What causes pityriasis rosea?

What causes pityriasis rosea?

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

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I have had pityriasis rosea two times about 1 year apart, is that normal? What is the cause?

Unknown.: For a while a herpes-like virus was suspected, but this was not confirmed. Pit. Rosea is such a benign disease that no one is going overboard in search of a cause. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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What does pityriasis rosea look like?

What does pityriasis rosea look like?

Website : Please see this site: http://www.M.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/picture-of-pityriasis-rosea.

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What can I do to treat pityriasis rosea?

What can I do 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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Is it possible to give a baby pityriasis rosea?

Is it possible to give a baby pityriasis rosea?

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

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What symptoms are common with pityriasis rosea?

What symptoms are common with pityriasis rosea?

Website : Please see this site: http://www.M.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/pityriasis-rosea-topic-overview.

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What is a good medication for pityriasis rosea ?

What is a good  medication for pityriasis rosea ?

None Really: There are none.It may last weeks, but goes away spontaneouly with no know complications. ...Read more

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Do pityriasis rosea occur only once in a lifetime?

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

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