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Can pityriasis rosea occur just on the face?

Can pityriasis rosea occur just on the face?

Pityriasis rosea: There are no absolute yes or no answers in medicine. However it would be exceedingly uncommon to have pityriasis rosea limited to the face. In fact it doesn't usually affect the face. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Pityriasis Rosea (Definition)

Pityriasis Rosea is a skin rash that commonly occurs in young adults. It usually lasts 4 to 8 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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She had Pityriasis Rosea 6 months from now on her face,her face is very Sensitive to water so that it burns when touch it,no doc could help tell now?

She had Pityriasis Rosea 6 months from now on her face,her face is very Sensitive to water so that it burns when touch it,no doc could help tell now?

See dermatologist: You might have tried anti fungal and steroid medications which usually give relief .Pityriasis Rosea usually recurs .Better consult a dermatologist who can help you and suggests a treatment . ...Read more

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I am currently suffering with pityriasis rosea, can anyone suggest anything apart natural?

Be patient: Over the years I have seen people thy lots of things that really don't influence the process at all. Since it is an auto-immune process that will burn itself out over a 4-8 wk period in most cases i now encourage patients to ignore it. The treatment should never be more trouble than the disease. ...Read more

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What does pityriasis rosea look like? What kind of characteristics are specific to something like pityriasis rosea? .

P rosea: The first sign is a single patch on the skin called a "herald" or "mother" patch. It feels scaly. People who have fair to olive-colored skin will see a pink or rose-colored patch. In people who have dark skin, the color varies from violet to dark gray. Within a week or two, more patches will appear that are smaller. The patches may form a 'christmas tree' pattern on the back. ...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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What age group does pityriasis rosea usually affect?

Rash: Pityriasis rosea has no age predilection. You can be any age and get it. We don't really know which virus causes it so hard to say. ...Read more

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