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Pityriasis rosea or something else

I am a 28 year old male. I was diagnosed with pityriasis rosea last year. I ve had the rash for over three years now. It s not supposed to last this long. What else could it be? I never noticed a herald patch. It started out with mild patching that has progressively become worse. It is mainly on my arms, concentrated at the elbows. Isolated patches have appeared on my chest , and possibly my back. Does this sound like pityriasis rosea? Maybe chronic pityriasis lichenoides?
Thu, 5 May 2011
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HI I currently have PR? to the above 28 year old did your doctor say why its lasting so long if its PR?
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HI I currently have PR? to the above 28 year old did your doctor say why its lasting so long if its PR?
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Also I'm on my 8th week and still appearing bumps all over is this normal?
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HI I currently have PR? to the above 28 year old did your doctor say why its lasting so long if its PR?
Pediatrician Dr. Suryakanta Baraha's  Response
hello,
it appears to be p. versicolor.topical antifungals or oral helpful. consult a dermatologist and follow his advice.its treatable.
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Dermatologist Dr. Gaurav Patel's  Response
hi
this look like pityriasis versicolor rather then p.rosea.
in PR ,in every case u cant find herald patch
every pt present differently.
better to consult dermatologist.
there is cure for both condition
dont worry
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