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Is pityriasis rosea a HIV associated rash?

Is pityriasis rosea a HIV associated rash?

No: Pityriasis rosea is a common skin disease, not necessarily associated with HIV infection, both conditions can co-exist

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Is pityriasis rosea a HIV associated rash?

Is pityriasis rosea a HIV associated rash?

Pityriasis rosea: Exact cause of Pityriasis rosea (PR) is not known, possibly viruses such as HHV-7 or HHV-8 or even influenza H1N1. Some authorities actually recommend testing for HIV and Lyme disease since rash can be similar in appearance. However, pityriasis rosea is not an HIV defining rash

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How bad is pityriasis rosea?

How bad is pityriasis rosea?

Pityriasis Rosea: This is not a dangerous skin condition and a lot of times, it is asymptomatic. However, it can be itchy and you can treat it with steroid creams. It will usually clear on its own in 4-6 weeks.

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How to cure pityriasis rosea?

How to cure pityriasis rosea?

Goes away by itself: Light therapy through a dermatologist or natural sunlight can reduce the itching and speed the fading of lesions. With no treatment the lesions fade in 4-12 weeks.

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What is pityriasis rosea in children?

Pityriasis rosea: Pityriasis rosea (pr) is an acute, self-limited, exanthematous skin disease characterized by the appearance of slightly inflammatory, oval, papulosquamous lesions on the trunk and proximal areas of the extremities. The possibilities for having a viral etiology has been discussed.

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What are the tests for pityriasis rosea?

What are the tests for pityriasis rosea?

No specific test: It is diagnosed mainly by excluding other possible causes and how it presents.

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What is the easiest way to treat pityriasis rosea?

What is the easiest way to treat pityriasis rosea?

Pityriasis rosea: It will get better without treatment. However, ultraviolet light often speeds up clearing.

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Should I still exersise while having pityriasis rosea?

Yes: Exercise is good for you and will not alter the progression and resolution of pr.

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What are the signs that pityriasis rosea is healing?

Pityriasis rosea: Pityriasis rosea is usually a temporary and mild cause of skin rash--occurring most commonly in spring and fall. It can itch, but not usually extremely itchy. Signs of healing are: first--no new lesions, second--less itch, and third--fading in redness of existing lesions.

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How to get rid of pityriasis rosea?

Self-cures: Tanning under ultraviolet light is usually a bad idea, but in this case it may speed healing. Be careful. Oral erythromycin may work -- nobody knows how.

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Is pityriasis rosea considered yeast?

Is pityriasis rosea considered yeast?

Not a yeast: Pityriasis rosea doesn't have an exact known cause at this time, though it's thought to have some association with viral infection.

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Can a scar from pityriasis rosea heal?

Yes with time: Itwill likely soften and mature and slowly improve as long as you avoid excessive sun or tobacco use.

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Any new treatments for pityriasis rosea?

No.: Actually you don't need "treatment", it would fade in 6~8 weeks.

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How long does pityriasis rosea treatment last?

Pityriasis rosea: Pityriasis rosea usually lasts 4to12 weeks before clearing spontaneously, although sometimes it can last up to 4 to 6 months. Usually treatment is not needed, although ultraviolet b light administered by a dermatologist can hasten resolution.

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What can be done for pityriasis rosea on scalp?

What can be done for pityriasis rosea on scalp?

Scalp rash?: The scalp is not a very common location for p. Rose. It, like seborrhea, contact dermatitis or psoriasis is pink and scaly and could possibly be confused for one of those. Having said that, all can be treated with mild cortisone solutions used for short-term (2-3 weeks) on the scalp.

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What are some ways to get rid of pityriasis rosea?

What are some ways to get rid of pityriasis rosea?

Difficult to treat!: Pityriasis rosea is a self- limited rash that can be quite extensive, and may last for a few weeks. It is not contagious, and will eventually clear on it's own without any treatment. That being said, if itching is present, an oral antihistamine in combination with a topical Hydrocortisone (1 or 2.5%) may be beneficial. Uv light therapy has also been shown to speed clearing of the lesions.

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What are the causes an treatment of pityriasis rosea?

What are the causes an treatment of pityriasis rosea?

A Virus: P rosea is probably caused by a virus (some suggest human herpes virus 7) but does not seem to transmit from one person to another like other viruses. It is somewhat seasonal--more common in the spring ; autumn. Rest, mild cortisone cream for rash--uv light ; sunshine help rash go away more quickly.

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Any body know what to do about pityriasis rosea rash?

Any body know what to do about pityriasis rosea rash?

Pityriasis Rosea: Pityriasis rosea (pr)is a common rash usually seen in individuals between the ages of 10 to 35 years old. The rash typically lasts six to eight weeks, rarely extending 12 weeks or longer. Once a person has pityriasis rosea, it generally does not recur in their lifetime. Pr has been associated with the human herpes family, human herpes virus type 6.

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I have pityriasis rosea, does anyone know any treatment?

I have pityriasis rosea, does anyone know any treatment?

Time: Treatments for pityriasis rosea (pr) can help ease symptoms or shorten the duration. For example steroids creams & ointments can help ease itching and decrease redness. Itching can also be reduced with the use of antihistamines. The duration of pr may also be shortened by one to two weeks by taking antiviral drugs such as Acyclovir (zovirax). However, pr usually resolves on its own (2-4 wks).

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Pityriasis Rosea (Definition)

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