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How to get rid of pityriasis alba?

How to get rid of pityriasis alba?

Pityriasis alba is…: … a self-limiting skin condition seen in children & teens & requires only time & skin moisturizers to resolve. If itching occurs, otc Hydrocortisone cream can provide relief (use only a tiny dab to treat an area; too much steroid on skin can cause problems). ...Read more

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Can a dermatologist help with pityriasis alba?

Can a dermatologist help with pityriasis alba?

Certainly!: Dermatologists are experts in diseases and conditions of the skin. ...Read more

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Pityriasis alba problem-could a dermatologist help?

Pityriasis: The Dermatologist is the one to consult. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pityriasis alba I've had it for 3 years now and just got worse please help?

How do I get rid of pityriasis alba I've had it for 3 years now and just got worse please help?

Pityriasis alba is…: … a self-limiting skin condition seen in children & teens & requires only time & skin moisturizers to resolve. If itching occurs, otc Hydrocortisone cream can provide relief (use only a tiny dab to treat an area; too much steroid on skin can cause problems). If getting worse, see dermatologist for exam; may not be pityriasis. ...Read more

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What can cause pityriasis alba?

What can cause pityriasis alba?

Pityriasis alba: Pityriasis alba is a common skin disorder in children and young adults, characterized by ill-defined, scaly, faintly pink or red patches. These areas eventually subside, leaving hypopigmented (whitish) areas that slowly return to normal skin color. ...Read more

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Pityriasis alba, vitiligo, tsc?

Pityriasis alba, vitiligo, tsc?

Using this site: You get the most from this site when you provide background information on a problem and ask a related question. What you have posted is a question with no context and initials that have no common meaning. You are welcome to start over. Site docs volunteer their time to answer your questions. Any site fees keep it open. ...Read more

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What's the best way for me to prevent pityriasis alba to take control of my face like it did last summer?

What's the best way for me to prevent pityriasis alba to take control of my face like it did last summer?

Pityriasis alba: Pityriasis alba is a type of eczema that presents as lighter-than-skin-color patches on face & arms. It is more apparent in the summer because it doesn't tan when normal skin does. In the short term, the best thing to do is to apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen so that your normal skin doesn't tan either. Also there are topical nonsteroid treatments. Steroids can lighten p. Alba even more. ...Read more

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A dermatologist diagnosed me with pityriasis alba over my body and recommended I apply lotion daily. It's been 5 years now and it's the same. Solution?

A dermatologist diagnosed me with pityriasis alba over my body and recommended I apply lotion daily. It's been 5 years now and it's the same. Solution?

Pityriasis Alba: If the diagnosis is correct, pityriasis alba is nothing more than decrease skin pigment from skin irritation. I would recommend the use of Elidel (pimecrolimus) cream, a prescription, to treat your pityriasis alba as this medication helps reduce irritation. ...Read more

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How long does pityriasis alba takes to heal?

How long does pityriasis alba takes to heal?

Time and spf: Take good care of your skin, protect it from the sun, and use the medication prescribed and usually within a couple of months the skin should return to normal coloration. If not seek the advice of a board certified dermatologist in your area. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between pityriasis alba or something similar?

How to tell the difference between pityriasis alba or something similar?

Scale: Pityriasis alba is usually scaly and hypopigmented. Vitiiligo is not scaly and hypopigmented. However, mycosis fungoides can be hypopigmented and scaly. Sometimes a biopsy is necessary to distinguih. ...Read more

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Hi I have had pityriasis alba for over 3 years now and it just seems to be getting worse.?

See a dermatologist: While this problem is usually a nuisance, sometimes it can be very noticeable and distressing. There are some treatments that can help control this problem. I would check with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do I treat pityriasis alba for my 8 year old? I am afraid he will be embarrassed in school. The discoloration is around his cheeks arm neck

How do I treat pityriasis alba for my 8 year old? I am afraid he will be embarrassed in school. The discoloration is around his cheeks arm neck

See below: Treatment for this is generally use of mild topical steroids and frequent moisturizers to the areas to possibly accelerate the repigmentation process. Moisturizing very well during the winter months may help prevent summer recurrence. ...Read more

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How long does pityriasis rosea treatment last?

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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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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What is pityriasis versicolor treatment?

What is pityriasis versicolor treatment?

Selsun Blue is: Often effective in treating tinea/pityriasis versicolor, a low-grade skin fungus. Apply as directed. Wash clothes, bedding, bath linens to destroy fungus to prevent recurrence. Be patient: eliminating skin funguses takes time. If otc selsun blue isn't adequate, see doc for rx for selenium sulfide lotion, which has a stronger concentration or the active ingredient. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of pityriasis rosea?

What's the best treatment to get rid of pityriasis rosea?

Resolves with time: Pityriasis rosea is usually self-limited, clearly in most cases in 6-8 weeks. There is no treatment that speeds clearance. However medicines may be prescribed to reduce itching in those who have significant itching. You can find more information at http://www. Aad. Org/skin-conditions/dermatology-a-to-z/pityriasis-rosea/diagnosis-treatment/pityriasis-rosea-diagnosis-treatment-and-outcome. ...Read more

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How long does Pityriasis Rosea last? Had it for 5 weeks now and getting worse. Will this go away soon? Is there and treatment to help get rid of it?

Pityriasis rosea: We aren't sure what causes pityriasis rosea. Unlike many other skin conditions, it is not an allergic reaction or caused by a fungus or bacteria. It may be caused by a virus. Pityriasis rosea resolves away without treatment. It usually lasts about 6 to 8 weeks. ...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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Is pityriasis rosea and pityriasis versicolor are same thing? Are they serious? What are the treatment and how long they take to go away? Can they recur?

No: Pr is felt to represent a viral process that created antibodies to an infection that preceded the rash by weeks & ends up creating the skin rash that self heals but may last weeks to months. P.Versicolor is caused by a specific skin fungus called malassezia furfur & is treated by using specific meds. ...Read more

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How effective is phototherapy treatment for pityriasis lichenoides chronica on african americans?

How effective is phototherapy treatment for pityriasis lichenoides chronica on african americans?

Pityriasis lichenoid: It is difficult to treat but I have had some caucasian patients that have responded to phototherapy for this condition. Since black skin contains a spf of about 12 the dose of the light would need to be adjusted. It is a relatively benign treatment so it is worth a trial. ...Read more

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1-is there a treatment for pityriasis rosae gibert? 2- if I have pityriasis rosae can i: a) swim b) run/play tennis

1-is there a treatment for pityriasis rosae gibert? 2- if I have pityriasis rosae can i: a) swim b) run/play tennis

Yes, yes, yes: Treatment for pityriasis rosea is generally aimed at the symptom of itching. Topical steroids and oral ant-itch meds are usually enough. Sometimes systemic steroids, like prednisone, or ultraviolet light treatments are needed if itching doesn't resolve. Okay to swim, okay to play tennis. Sweating could make itching worse, if it's already a problem. ...Read more

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Sun exposure? Or phototherapy? Which would be the best treatment for pityriasis lichenoides for black skin?

Sun exposure? Or phototherapy? Which would be the best treatment for pityriasis lichenoides for black skin?

Both, but: Both have similar effects and wavelengths of light that can be useful. However, it's a bit more difficult to control the harmful effects and 'dose' of sunlight. Also, if you have a week of rainy days, you interrupt your therapy. While one or two days without treatment may not be a big deal, the best way to treat is a consistent schedule, which would be available with phototherapy. ...Read more

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Ear infx 2+ mths. Got Ear Cx. Result is:malassezia furfur complex etiologic agent of pityriasis versicolor. On Treatment 11/2weeks. Ear still itchy?

Ear infx 2+ mths. Got Ear Cx. Result is:malassezia furfur complex etiologic agent of pityriasis versicolor. On Treatment 11/2weeks. Ear still itchy?

Unlikely diagnosis: Yes, M. furfur is the causative agent of tinea versicolor, but it would be highly unusual to develop this condition resulting in an inner, middle, or external ear infection.

What is more likely is incidental seborrheic dermatitis of the ear, for which M. furfur may play an additional pathogenic role. ...Read more

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Any new treatments for pityriasis rubrum pilaris?

See dermatologist.: Pityriasis rubra pilaris is a rare disorder and usually mistaken for psoriasis, the treatment depends on the presentation. It can occur as circumscribed juvenile form or the adult classic form. The adult form often disappears after 3 years but the circumscribed juvenile form lasts for life. Emollients and Hydrocortisone ointments help with the cracking and dryness. Methotrexate helps. ...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 a treatment for pityriasis versicolor that is safe during pregnancy?

What is a treatment for pityriasis versicolor that is safe during pregnancy?

Best to do nothing: Pityriasis versicolor is caused by a yeast that is usually in/on the skin. Therefore, it isn't harmful to you or your baby. All the prescription medications for this can't be used while pregnant or have not been studied for pregnancy. A nice home remedy that may work is washing with baking soda and then applying apple cider vinager. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What could be the reason why my pityriasis rosea hasn't gone away yet?

Might not be PR: It might be something else.

If its been more than 6 months, its probably not pr and you probably should see a dermatologist for a biopsy. ...Read more

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I was told I had Pityriasis Rosea. I have new, different bumps that weren't like before that hurt really bad. Is this associated with Pityriasis Rosea?

I was told I had Pityriasis Rosea. I have new, different bumps that weren't like before that hurt really bad. Is this associated with Pityriasis Rosea?

No!: Pityriasis rosea, is a skin condition, with no known cause. It causes redness, patches, and sometimes itching but no pain. Your bumps are due to something else, maybe the stuff you are putting on it. Also fragrances, harsh soaps, hot water, overscrubbing and aerosols are skin irritants. Stop these. See doc. See http://tinyurl. Com/qbguxtp ...Read more

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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. ...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?

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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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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Would having pityriasis affect a person having surgery?

Would having pityriasis affect a person having surgery?

Need more info: There are many types of pityriasis: alba, rubra, rosea, versicolor, lichenoides; some caused by skin fungus, others possibly virus, others unknown. Most should not prevent surgery (depending on what surgery is to be done). Ask surgeon if your skin condition poses any problems for the proposed surgery. ...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