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Pityriasis Lichenoides Chronica
It can't be : Cured but lesions can be controlled, suppressed and managed with uv radiation , steroids cream, sun exposure, antibiotics etc . The skin conditions is claimed to be due to hypersensitivity to eipstein-barr virus . Fruits, veggies and immune booster herbal meds may prevent its exacerbation ...Read more
Usually not: There have been a few reports of HIV patients with this illness which has come and gone as HIV levels change. It's quite common and by no means indicates you are infected. Savvy "health care consumers" get checked for HIV from time to time even if they're not doing risky things. Go ahead. Best wishes. ...Read more
Pityriasis lichenoid: It is difficult to treat but I have had some caucasian patients that have responded to phototherapy for this condition. Since black skin contains a spf of about 12 the dose of the light would need to be adjusted. It is a relatively benign treatment so it is worth a trial. ...Read more
Sun exposure? Or phototherapy? Which would be the best treatment for pityriasis lichenoides for black skin?
Both, but: Both have similar effects and wavelengths of light that can be useful. However, it's a bit more difficult to control the harmful effects and 'dose' of sunlight. Also, if you have a week of rainy days, you interrupt your therapy. While one or two days without treatment may not be a big deal, the best way to treat is a consistent schedule, which would be available with phototherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not specifically: There is not a "this for that" homeopathic medicine for this condition. But with a comprehensive assessment, a medicine may be found that helps your overall health -- including the skin condition. Homeopathy seeks to understand your problem by perceiving the deeper pattern of your suffering, which manifests on the surface also. Find a homeopathic doctor: http://www.Homeopathyusa.Org/. ...Read more
Homeopathic treatmen: This chronic skin rash is rare, and it may not respond to conventional treatments. http://tinyurl.com/c2rn22 Homeopathic treatment requires working with a professional homeopath and considering your complete case -- not just the skin rash. The remedy YOU need (of thousands) may differ from that needed by someone else with the same diagnosis. A correctly prescribed one initiates a healing process. ...Read more
36 year-old woman with a winter chest rash the past 3 years, without a definitive diagnosis by Dermatology despite a biopsy, without any certain.....?
Eczema : Seasonal skin changes are common, most likely an allergy to clothing you wear during the winter months or the heat in your home. Eczema is also common and is usually treated with good moisturizers and / or topical steroids. See if a local dermatologist can shed some light on the condition. These winter rashes can occur all over the body. Best of health ...Read more
Pityriasis Lichenoid: Third-line therapies include: systemic steroids methotrexate given orally or by im injection has been used in plc and pleva. It is often used to treat febrile ulceronecrotic muchas-habermann disease acitretin dapsone ciclosporin for more resistant and severe disease a combination of the above may be used. ...Read more
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