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Pityriasis rosea rash. Is it contagious to newborn babies?

Pityriasis rosea rash.  Is it contagious to newborn babies?

Have never seen it: Although i probably se a half dozen cases of pr /yr I have never seen it in a newborn in three decades + of practice. I do remember one case in a toddler about 18 mo, but none younger. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Have pityriasis rosea. Am i contagious? Can i give it to kids/pregnant women? Do I have HPV if i got this? Is it connected?

Have pityriasis rosea. Am i contagious? Can i give it to kids/pregnant women? Do I have HPV if i got this? Is it connected?

No X 3: Once the rash of pr has emerged the contagious period of whatever caused it has passed. It has no known link to hpv. Some suspect human herpes virus strains 6 and 7 (not herpes)as a potential cause but data to confirm this is limited. It is a self limited condition that will fade without treatment over weeks to months. ...Read more

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I got pityriasis rosea again after almost 2 years.Why it reoccured? Is it a virus, is it contagious?How to heal it faster?Is it sexually transmitted?

I got pityriasis rosea again after almost 2 years.Why it reoccured? Is it a virus, is it contagious?How to heal it faster?Is it sexually transmitted?

Profession not sure: This is not allergic or bacterial or fungal and is thought but not proven to be viral. It is not sexually transmitted and there is no medication to make it go away faster. A second occurrence is a bit unusual and may be worth consultation with dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have pityriasis rosea and so does my boyfriend, but apparently it's not contagious. How did we both get it then?

I have pityriasis rosea and so does my boyfriend, but apparently it's not contagious. How did we both get it then?

No ,read below: Parents of children with pr typically want information about etiology (not really known), infectivity (thought to be very low), relapse (unusual), and complications or dangers (rare) acute, self-limited, exanthematous skin disease felt most likely to be due to a viral etiology. The rash may persist for two to three months, then gone ...Read more

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Is it possible for the pityriasis rosea to be healed and come back again after a few days? If not, what other disease is possible for my rashes?

Is it possible for the pityriasis rosea to be healed and come back again after a few days? If not, what other disease is possible for my rashes?

Tricky: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them.But rosacea doesnt go away easily. Hives, blush, allergy, conditions relating to reversible circulatory changes can be very reversible. ...Read more

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List of rashes similar in appearance/placement of pityriasis rosea, but only lasting 2-3 days?

List of rashes similar in appearance/placement of pityriasis rosea, but only lasting 2-3 days?

Skin: Eczema may appear similarly to pr . Hives as well .Beat to have a provider take a look at the spots so if needed they can be treated properly. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pityriasis rosea and was prescribed antobiotic sumamed to take 1 tab for 3 days. Is it safe to use? Can I use cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 ointment too on rashes?

Pityriasis Rosea: Pityriasis rosea usually goes away without treatment. You can expect to have the rash about 6 to 8 weeks before it disappears. Some people have it for 2 weeks. Occasionally, it lasts longer than 8 weeks. If a patient has unbearable itching, a dermatologist may prescribe a medicine to help relieve the itch. Since the rash is caused by a virus antibiotics are not given unless secondary infection. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more