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Skin rash on the arm. Had pityriasis rosea in the past. Is this disease dangerous in pregnancy?

I had pityriasis rosea approximately 4 1/2 years ago, and with treatment it went away in a couple of weeks. I remember it itched badly. Now I have what could be a herald patch or could be ringworm developing on my left arm . How can I tell for sure? I am concerned, as I am trying to get pregnant and don t know if I am yet. I have read that pityriasis rosea can be dangerous in early pregnancy.
Asked On : Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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hi dear, usually p rosea is not a dangerous condition for pregnancy. dont worry. i l tell u how to differentiate. in a ringworm there is lot of itching, the centre area of patch is clear, bot in p rosea the centre is wrinkled. also the edges of ringworm is raised while that of p rosea is flat and scaly.
hope this help u. thank u
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