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Looks like my gf has pityriasis rosacea but im not sure, what else cud it be?

Looks like my gf has pityriasis rosacea but im not sure, what else cud it be?

Rash: Many conditions such as medication rashes, psoriasis, eczema to name just a few can resemble this condition. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Fox
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Rosacea (Definition)

Redness over skin ..Multifactorial thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...Read more


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Will pityriasis rosacea affect me or baby during pregnancy?

Will pityriasis rosacea affect me or baby during pregnancy?

No, treatment will: Vitamin a products frequently used for treating rosacea can cause birth defects. Avoid using any drugs as far as possible, especially early in pregnancy, when the fetus is much more sensitive to damage. If you have been using any drugs, or even topical creams containing retinols, retinoic acid, or the like you will want to talk to your dr about evaluating your pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is rosacea?

What is rosacea?

Acne rosacea vs acne: Acne rosacea is not the same as acne because the former primarily effects the facial ski vessels whereas the latter effects the sebaceous glands. However acne rosacea is associated with overgrowth of the oil glands effecting the nose and is known as rhinophyma. ...Read more

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How is rosacea treated?

How is rosacea treated?

Rosacea: There are many treatment choices for rosacea depending on the severity and extent of symptoms. Available medical treatments include antibacterial washes, topical creams, antibiotic pills, lasers, pulsed-light therapies, photodynamic therapy, and isotretinoin. ...Read more

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What exacerbates rosacea?

What exacerbates rosacea?

5 common triggers: Rosacea is a proinflammatory condition. A stimulus at a low threshold will cause flushing. Repeated flushing causes the skin changes we see in rosacea such as dilated vessels, enlarging sebaceous glands, and red papules. Common triggers to avoid are caffeine (coffee, teas, chocolates, etc), alcohol (wines, beers), increase in core temperature (hot tub, sauna, etc.), hot spicy food, and sun. ...Read more

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What are causes of "rosacea"?

Rosacea causes: The etiology of rosacea is unknown but related to climatic exposures, vasculature, chemical and ingested agents, and inflammation. There appears to be an exaggerated vasldilatory response to increased temperature and hot drinks. ...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

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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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What is pityriasis rosea?

What is 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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Rosacea, how to treat it?

Rosacea, how to treat it?

Rosacea, treatment: A lot of people don't even know they have this condition! Treatment alternatives include topical agents which are very effective for mild rosacea. Patients that do not respond or want a more permanent solution, I use photorejuvenation. This light energy treatment require 5-8 sessions. Usually no anesthesia is needed and the treatments are performed in the office. Brown spots are also improved. ...Read more