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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Pityriasis Lichenoides Chronica

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Can pityriasis lichenoides chronica be cured?

Can pityriasis lichenoides chronica be cured?

It can't be: Cured but lesions can be controlled, suppressed and managed with uv radiation, steroids cream, sun exposure, antibiotics etc. The skin conditions is claimed to be due to hypersensitivity to eipstein-barr virus. Fruits, veggies and immune booster herbal meds may prevent its exacerbation ...Read more

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Is pityriasis lichenoides chronica associated with hiv?

Is pityriasis lichenoides chronica associated with hiv?

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. ...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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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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What is pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (pleva)?

What is pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (pleva)?

Immune problem: Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta
Is a disease which causes rashes/skin lesions and is caused by problems with the immune system ...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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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?

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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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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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?

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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What are some good homeopathic remedy for pityriasis lichenoid chronica?

What are some good homeopathic remedy for pityriasis lichenoid chronica?

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. ...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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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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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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Is there any homeopathic medicine for pityriasis lichenoid chronica?

Is there any homeopathic medicine for pityriasis lichenoid chronica?

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/. ...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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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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What is lichenoid lupus erythematosus? How is it different from discoid lupus erythematosus? Best course of treatment that does not involve oral meds?

What is lichenoid lupus erythematosus? How is it different from discoid lupus erythematosus? Best course of treatment that does not involve oral meds?

Oral agents best: Lichenoid lupus refers to a specific type if rash sometimes photosensitive, which is oftern red and raised. It occurs between the dermis and epidermis under the microscope. Discoid may also start as a red area but will cause atrophy and scarring. The best treatment is usually the oral agent plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). Other options include sunscreen, moisturizers and topical steroids if the areas are small. ...Read more

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36 year-old woman with a winter chest rash the past 3 years, without a definitive diagnosis by Dermatology despite a biopsy, without any certain.....?

36 year-old woman with a winter chest rash the past 3 years, without a definitive diagnosis by Dermatology despite a biopsy, without any certain.....?

Interesting: Sounds like you have had a good workup but someone is "missing the forest for the trees" so to speak. I would suggest that you gather all the info you have given me and make an appointment with a dermatologist and/or an allergist at a local medical university for a second opinion. Your medical history leads me to think of an allergic basis for the rash. ...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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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 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?

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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What is pityriasis versicolor?

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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Is pityriasis rosea considered yeast?

Is pityriasis rosea considered yeast?

Not a yeast: Pityriasis rosea doesn't have an exact known cause at this time, though it's thought to have some association with viral infection. ...Read more

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How is pityriasis versicolor treated?

How is pityriasis versicolor treated?

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 are the signs that pityriasis rosea is healing?

Pityriasis rosea: Pityriasis rosea is usually a temporary and mild cause of skin rash--occurring most commonly in spring and fall. It can itch, but not usually extremely itchy. Signs of healing are: first--no new lesions, second--less itch, and third--fading in redness of existing lesions. ...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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Misdiagnosed with ringworm for pityriasis rosea. What do you suggest?

Nothing: P rosea is of unknown cause and is self limited. There is no medication for it. It will resolve on its own in due time. That may be some 6 weeks though. ...Read more