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Having Herald patch on lower arm preceding Pityriasis Rosea. How to prevent from developing into a full body rash?

I think I may have the herald patch that precedes Pityriasis Rosea . It s a small (penny sized) red bumpy circular rash on my lower arm , although it doesn t have the defined ring around it that I ve seen in pictures. I have also had cold/ flu like symptoms for the last 1-2 weeks. If this is Pityriasis Rosea, is there any way to help prevent the herald patch from developing into a full body rash?
Asked On : Sun, 2 Dec 2012
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Yes, only if you are 100 % sure that its a herald patch you can take a short course of steroids like prednisolone 20mg for 7 days then 10 mg for 4 days .take care
Answered: Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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