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Treatments For Pityriasis Lichenoides Chronica
Usually not: There have been a few reports of HIV patients with this illness which has come and gone as HIV levels change. It's quite common and by no means indicates you are infected. Savvy "health care consumers" get checked for HIV from time to time even if they're not doing risky things. Go ahead. Best wishes.
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.
No: This is purely a skin condition and not related to any std at all.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Immune problem: Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta Is a disease which causes rashes/skin lesions and is caused by problems with the immune system
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Homeopathic treatmen: This chronic skin rash is rare, and it may not respond to conventional treatments. Http://tinyurl. Com/c2rn22 Homeopathic treatment requires working with a professional homeopath and considering your complete case -- not just the skin rash. The remedy YOU need (of thousands) may differ from that needed by someone else with the same diagnosis. A correctly prescribed one initiates a healing process.
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.
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).See 2 more doctor answers
Not specifically: There is not a "this for that" homeopathic medicine for this condition. But with a comprehensive assessment, a medicine may be found that helps your overall health -- including the skin condition. Homeopathy seeks to understand your problem by perceiving the deeper pattern of your suffering, which manifests on the surface also. Find a homeopathic doctor: http://www. Homeopathyusa. Org/.
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.
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