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Doctor insights on: Pityriasis Lichenoides Chronica

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Can pityriasis lichenoides chronica be cured?

Can pityriasis lichenoides chronica be cured?

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

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Is pityriasis lichenoides chronica associated with hiv?

Is pityriasis lichenoides chronica associated with hiv?

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

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How effective is phototherapy treatment for pityriasis lichenoides chronica on african americans?

How effective is phototherapy treatment for pityriasis lichenoides chronica on african americans?

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

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Sun exposure? Or phototherapy? Which would be the best treatment for pityriasis lichenoides for black skin?

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 more

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Is there any homeopathic medicine for pityriasis lichenoid chronica?

Is there any homeopathic medicine for pityriasis lichenoid chronica?

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

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What are some good homeopathic remedy for pityriasis lichenoid chronica?

What are some good homeopathic remedy for pityriasis lichenoid chronica?

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

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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.....?

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.....?

Simplify: Occurrence only in winter suggests eczema rather than LE or any connective tissue disease. You are on multiple meds and can eliminate those which are useless placebos. Fish oil and glucosamine are a waste of money. Mg-Ca-Zn pill is of questionable benefit. Melatonin is difficult to assess but is not useful for the great majority who tried it. You mentioned a steroid by the allergist but nothing from the dermatologist! Exactly what was the steroid and what was the response??? What happens to the rash when you take prenisone? What indication and what dose of prednisone? If you have not used a potent topical steroid you have not yet been treated. I think you need no more tests but you do need a good dermatologist. ...Read more

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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