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Is pityriasis rosea dangerous in early pregnancy?(there's a scary italian study on the net that freaked me out)

Is pityriasis rosea dangerous in early pregnancy?(there's a scary italian study on the net that freaked me out)

Well: I have read that study, there were 38 women and all had a fairly virulent strain with significant illness. There was a high miscarriage rate early. That is the only study I have seen and it may have been a regional effect. Some implicate a virus but this unproven. We don't see any problems when mothers develop it. Try not to panic, u didn't mention how far u are or whether u got it during preg. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Is pityriasis rosea dangerous during the first weeks of pregnancy? (there's an italian study on the internet freaking moms-to-be out)

No: Women in the study had significant symptoms from pr. Most patients with pr don't have any symptoms but the rash and sometimes some itching, so this study is not at all representative of a typical case of pr. ...Read more

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How bad is pityriasis rosea?

How bad is pityriasis rosea?

Not bad.: Pr is harmless. If you're sure it's that, you don't need to do anything; it will go away on its own. However, dermatologists often order a blood test to be sure it is not a similar-appearing but more serious disease, which does need treatment. So if you're not sure, or if the rash doesn't go away within a reasonable period of time, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What are the tests for pityriasis rosea?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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