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Will A Scar From Pityriasis Heal
Yes: Pityriasis does not leave scars. It usually does not even leave color change. First confirm that the diagnosis is correct, and treat the area with prescription creams to heal the area. If there is a depressed scar it can be improved with fractionated laser treatment either co2 or erbium depending on your skin color. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
No scar.: You probably refer to white spots(not a scar in true sense). For white spots, a prescription ointment called Protopic might help to restore the pigmentation. No guarantee. ...Read more
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
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
Can one exercise when have pityriasis rosea?Would immune systerm boosters , like vitamin C help that pr heals faster? Got it for second time
I recently got pityriasis rosea and I'm slowly using cream to heal the circles but now it seems that I have blood blisters and small red bug bites??
Yes: It is uncommon, but not rare for pr to recur. I believe it may be a manifestation of several viral infections. There is scientific data showing a possible link to hsv6, but not everyone with pr has tested positive for it in the studies. So i think it's likely that other viruses can trigger the same response. ...Read more
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