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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. James Chapman
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Pityriasis Rosea (Definition)

A skin rash that commonly occurs in young adults. It usually lasts four to eight 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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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

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Been diagnosed with pityriasis rosea how long do symtoms last? I also have a bumpy hard rash on legs that doesn't itch what could this be?

See below: Pityriasis rosea is a self-limiting rash that may last up to 6 weeks. As far as the rash on your legs are concerned it is impossible to diagnose rashes online as there are myriad causes. May want to seek out your doc again for advice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the best form of treatment for pityriasis rosea rash?

What is the best form of treatment for pityriasis rosea rash?

Time: It can take up to six weeks for the rash to resolve. It rarely recurs, does not scar and does not lead to anything else. An anti-itch bland lotion can help (e.g. Sarna). If you have a rash on your hands/feet, see your doctor because syphilis can be mistaken for pityriasis. Untreated, secondary syphilis can go underground, appear to resolve and cause much worse trouble. ...Read more

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What's a HPV rash , can it misdiagnosed n said to be pityriasis rosea?

What's a HPV rash ,  can it misdiagnosed n said to be pityriasis rosea?

Are you: Sure it's an hpv rash? Doesn't cause a rash, it causea warts and cervical cell changes called dysplasia. Are you sure your not talking about parvovirus virus rash? ...Read more

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Does tanning help clear up Pityriasis Rosea? I know tanning is bad, but im suffering with this itchy rash and I dont go over board with tanning.

Does tanning help clear up Pityriasis Rosea? I know tanning is bad, but im suffering with this itchy rash and I dont go over board with tanning.

No: Phototherapy using UVA and UVB is used to treat various skin conditions, including pityriasis rosea in rare cases when the itch cannot be controlled by other means. However, tanning beds are not suited for this purpose as they typically emit only UVA. Phototherapy using UVA is done in a manner that quantifies dosing and may incorporate topical sensitizers that helps target the treatment. ...Read more

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I've had a rash for four years. It has flares, photo sesitivity. It also scars. Derm believes its Pityriasis Rosea, would it last this long?

I've had a rash for four years. It has flares, photo sesitivity. It also scars. Derm believes its Pityriasis Rosea, would it last this long?

Pityriasis: is generally a self limited rash (probably viral) I would get checked out for PORPHYRIA CUTANEA TARDA (sorry for the fancy words but write it down and show it to your Dermatologist! PLEASE give me a follow up! HOPE this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Noticed rash all over body. 2 weeks after went to doctor. He said it was pityriasis rosea. Well i've had it 6 months and it won't go away. Now what?

Dermatologist: If a rash has not resolved, then consider going to a skin specialist such as a dermatologist. Frequently they can make the diagnosis based on skin examination and pattern of the rash. Occasionally a skin biopsy is helpful to understand the cause of the rash. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can pityriasis rosea rash resolve on its own in 2-3 days?

Can pityriasis rosea rash resolve on its own in 2-3 days?

Unfortunately Not: Pityriasis rosea rash is a very benign condition. The course of the rash however can be a bit prolonged 4-6 weeks. In some it can persist even longer, up to 3-4 months. ...Read more

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How common is pityriasis rosea rash? I have a rash with symptoms 100% accurate to this. Had rash for 3wks now. 2 docs, 2 diff ans. Self diagnosing now

How common is pityriasis rosea rash? I have a rash with symptoms 100% accurate to this. Had rash for 3wks now. 2 docs, 2 diff ans. Self diagnosing now

Relatively common: Pityriasis rosea is not a rare type of rash, it presented with scattered oval shape rashes, distributed upper chest and back, center can seen scaling change, lighter color in the center, most people do not have too many symptums, it is self-limiting, ressolves in 3 to 4 month period, no unknown cause of it, . ...Read more

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My doctor is unsure whether I have pityriasis rosea or scabies. He treated me for both but none of them helped the intense itch/rash. suggestions?

My doctor is unsure whether I have pityriasis rosea or scabies. He treated me for both but none of them helped the intense itch/rash. suggestions?

May be neither: The two aren't really ringers for each other. The first concern with an itchy rash is that you're taking some kind of medication (including some "natural holistic remedy" that may not be what it's labelled). It's not erythema multiforme, is it? Another common very-itchy rash with the symmetry of pityriasis rosea is dermatitis herpetiformis. Maybe you need a "derm" consult. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi! Could you tell me the difference between the symptoms of pityriasis rosea and parapsoriasis? How common is each rash and the prognosis? Thanks!

Hi! Could you tell me the difference between the symptoms of pityriasis rosea and parapsoriasis? How common is each rash and the prognosis? Thanks!

Similar appearance: The palisading variant of small-plaque parapsoriasis is particularly similar to pityriasis rosea. Several salmon-colored patches with a fine scale at the edge can occur scattered over the trunk and extremities. Large plaque parapsoriasis has larger arching appearance and is more distinct. Pityriasis rosea is more common, benign and limited to 10-20 days vs months for parapsoriasis. See derm. ...Read more

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Can hydrocortizone 1% cream be applied for fading of non-itchy rash on leg which is pityriasis rosea herald patch, on skin for almost 2 months, ?

Can hydrocortizone 1% cream be applied for fading of  non-itchy rash on leg which is pityriasis rosea herald patch, on skin for almost 2 months, ?

Doubtful: Hydrocortisone is helpful for itchy or inflamed rashes. We believe that pityriasis is caused by a virus and not inflammatory. I would expect a herald patch to be accompanied by others by now. You should consider that this might be another cause such as eczema or lupus. I would recommend an examination. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more