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Can pityriasis rubra pilaris re occur?

Can pityriasis rubra pilaris re occur?

Pityriasis rubra : Pityriasis rubra pilaris is a rare and chronic skin disorder. Symptoms include reddish orange discolouration scaling, and severe flaking of the skin. Dr. W.A.D. Griffiths (england) has classified six forms of prp. At this time, the cause of prp is unknown, and a cure is also unknown. In severe cases, Isotretinoin may be helpful. ...Read more

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What causes pityriasis rubra pilaris ? Can it be cured?

What  causes pityriasis rubra pilaris ?  Can it be cured?

No cure: Pityriasis rubra pilaris is a rare skin disorder similar to psoriasis. You can read about it here: http://dermnetnz.Org/scaly/pityriasis-rubra-pilaris.Html it, like psoriasis, has no cure, but can be treated. Usually, in time, it goes into a remission and patients remain clear. The cause is not fully understood, but there seems to be a genetic basis in some, and some are related to cancer. ...Read more

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Hi.. Can you tell me what causes "pityriasis rubra pilaris" , why is so mysterious illness? What it's "story"?

Mysterious!: Because the cause is unknown or it's cure.It can be inherited or acquired form. Please get information from prp support group. ...Read more

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I had pityriasis rubra pilaris as a 13 year old. It completely disappeared after one year. I am now 40 and it has suddenly returned. Is that common?

I had pityriasis rubra pilaris as a 13 year old. It completely disappeared after one year. I am now 40 and it has suddenly returned. Is that common?

Rare: Pityriasis rubra pilaris is rare itself, so there aren't many studies on it's recurrence. Thus it's not considered common to have it recur. But your body has a blueprint for it since age 13 and some triggers started it again. ...Read more

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Can miliara rubra last for several months?

Can miliara rubra last for several months?

No: Subsides when skin is cool, it can recur if heat is persistent and can't be avoided, but resolves with cooling/cool environment. Kindly see your doctor/dermatologist fir evaluation, good luck ...Read more

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What to do when you have keratotsis pilaris?

What to do when you have keratotsis pilaris?

Ongoing: Well...There is no cure and with stopping treatment it will return, but the common treatments are exfoliants, topical steroids, and retinoids(derived from vit a). ...Read more

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What is keratosis pilaris?

Follicular plugs: Keratosis pilaris is plugging of hair follicles, typically on the upper arms and thighs. It is thought to be in the spectrum of atopic dermatitis (or eczema). The roughness can be reduced temporarily by amlactin lotion, which contains 12% lactic acid. Unfortunately, there is no cure. ...Read more

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What causes keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: It is an autosomal dominant inherited condition related to another condition called atopy. Basically, it is inherited. ...Read more

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How to avoid keratosis pilaris?

Pilaris keratosis: There is no way to prevent this condition. I have found that aha/bha (alphahydroxy acid /beta hydroxy acid) works well to keep it at bay. ...Read more

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