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Tanning beds ok to self treat pityriasis rosea?

Tanning beds ok to self treat pityriasis rosea?

No: Pityriasis rosea is a self-limited condition. If you feel you need therapy, see a physician who can prescribe a topical medication. Avoid tanning beds where you will get unreliable dosing as well as uncertain wavelength delivery. Not worth putting your future self at risk to treat a condition that goes away on its own. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Does tanning help clear up Pityriasis Rosea? I know tanning is bad, but im suffering with this itchy rash and I don't 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 don't 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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How to treat pityriasis rosea/shingles?

How to treat pityriasis rosea/shingles?

Different conditions: They're completely different conditions. You don't treat pityriasis. You treat shingles with valacyclovir or acyclovir. ...Read more

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What creams will treat scars from pityriasis rosea?

What creams will treat scars from pityriasis rosea?

Scar treatment: Most scar creams are anecdotally successful & may work early on-silicone based creams probably work best. Most treatment to improve the appearance of scars like this use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www. Smacboca. Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation. Html
fractional laser treatments can also be helpful. ...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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What can I do to treat pityriasis rosea?

What can I do to treat 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. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat 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. ...Read more

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What is the easiest way to treat pityriasis rosea?

What is the easiest way to treat pityriasis rosea?

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). ...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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How long does pityriasis rosea usually last?

How long does pityriasis rosea usually last?

8-12 weeks: Usually 8 weeks but occasionally as long as 12 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does pityriasis rosea last if untreated?

How long does pityriasis rosea last if untreated?

Few weeks: Pityriasis, despite being harmless, can be unsightly, and is difficult to treat. It can last a few weeks (6-8). ...Read more

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Can going on a certain diet help with pityriasis rosea?

Can going on a certain diet help with pityriasis rosea?

No: Diet will have no effect. It will resolve on its own in a few weeks. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting pityriasis rosea?

Are some people more prone to getting pityriasis rosea?

Pink patches: Pityriasis roscea, called pr, is a common skin condition that presents are round finely scaling pink spots, most often on the chest and back. They itch a tiny bit, and often start with one big lesion, that comes first and is called the mother plaque. Pr usually lasts about 3 months and occurs only once in an individual. It is thought to be some form of a skin allergy, possibly to a virus. ...Read more

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How did I get pityriasis rosea? Why isn't there more research about this? I had it twice in 6 months!

Unknown: Fortunately this problem usually resolves on its own. It is not known why it occurs
but there seems to be a relationship with a prior viral illness. As to why there is not more research... My guess would be that since this usually resolves on its own it has not received the attention other problems have. ...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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What does pityriasis rosea look like? What kind of characteristics are specific to something like pityriasis rosea? .

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

Flaky red bumps: Oval shaped flaky bumps (called plaques) spread all over the body and extremities. On the back, it distribute in christmas tree fashion. Usually pr would have a first big lesion ("mother lesion" or herald patch) presents on next or arm/thigh. Never involve face.
It usually happens after "silent" viral infection. It will be over in 6~8 weeks without treatment. ...Read more

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Can the sun or solarium work for pityriasis rosea?

Sun: Moderate sun exposure or ultraviolet (uv) light treatment may help make the rash go away more quickly. However, you must be careful to avoid sunburn. ...Read more

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How can you quell itching caused by pityriasis rosea?

How can you quell itching caused by pityriasis rosea?

Pityriasis rosea: Itching caused by pityriasis rosea can be treated with topical creams, internal anti itching pills and light therapy with a uvb phototherapy unit. ...Read more

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Is Pityriasis Rosea a real thing? If so, can it spread to all spots of the body?

Real: Features a characteristic rash which spares the scalp, face, forearms, hands, lower legs, and feet. Usually there is 1 large "herald spot" soon followed by numerous small ones. Sometimes it is quite itchy. After 6 to 12 weeks it is usually gone, never to appear again. It is due to one of the herpes viruses, but NOT the same as genital herpes or cold sores or chicken pox. There is no definitive tre ...Read more

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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. ...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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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pityriasis rosea fast?

Brief UV exposure: Pr will resolve on its own, but it can take several weeks. Some folks recommend sunlight exposure (once, for maybe 30 minutes or so.) even then, it will still take some time. ...Read more

Tanning (Definition)

Tanning refers to attending exposing oneself to the sun, or a tanning salon, for the purpose of darkening the skin, for cosmetic reasons. Occasionally, tanning is for medical reasons to relieve some symptoms ...Read more