Pityriasis rosea

What is Pityriasis rosea?

It is a rash often begins with a single, round or oval, pink patch that is scaly and with a raised border called herald patch.Before the appearance of herald patch you may feel tired and may have sore throat and appetite loss.It is usually harmless.

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I was recently diagnosed with Pityriasis Rosea. The dr gave me steroid shot and said there is really nothing else to do. That said, the rash is better with the exception of it in my moth. My tongue is very sore. Is this normal?

doctor1 MD

Hi ,
Thanks for writing in.
Pityriasis rosea is a viral infection.
It is usually self limiting.The rash would subside on its own without any treatment also within 2-3 weeks.
Steroids are indicated only when rash is symptomatic that is itching,ulceration etc.
Oral cavity involvement is not...

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HI doctor my father is suffering from pityriasis rosea from last 2 month dr has advice to take oral setriod he took but still itching not reduced my father is having diabetic and chronic kidney disease.how to stop tat itching pls suggest me any solution

doctor1 MD

dear sir I understand your concern.the conditions like ptyriasis rosea PR very rarely needs treatment.in Avery rare conditions like kids drugs like methyl prednisone and antiviral a will be given.my best suggestion for dad is just calm your mind and stay relaxed it will go on its own for sure.in...

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Heloo i have been diagnosed with pityriasis rosea, and before i have been diagnosed with this i have made an appoinmet for blood donation. I dont know if PR effects my blood in anyway and if i should cancel the appoitment. What virus is the PR caused by ?

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The cause of pityriasis rosea is unknown. Research has shown that PR does not have an allergic, bacterial or fungal etiology. A virus may be the cause, but, this has yet to be proved.

PR is a purely dermatological condition. It does not affect blood. You can safely donate blood; only ensure that...

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Hi My name is Amanda and I have Pityriasis Rosea. I had gotten it really bad last year and I am started getting again this year. I am scared it is going to get as bad as it did last year. Is there anything I can do to help make it not so torturing? I have tried several lotions, finally found one that doesnt make me feel like Im on fire!!! Please any info would help.

doctor1 MD

Hi. Thanks for posting your concern.

Classic Pityriasis rosea presents with scaly oval patches (scale is adherent at the periphery and loose in the center) oriented along the ribs and forming a christmus tree pattern.

The generalised rash is preceded by single or two mother patches (herald patch)...

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i was told that i got pityriasis rosea and it id painful they put me on prednisone and it helped at first but now that i'm getting off of it the rash is still persistant and painful and i year ago i had a wart removed in my noise they said it was and inverted papaloma wart. how do i get rid of the rash and do i need to seek more medical treatment?

doctor1 MD

Hi,

You have developed pityriasis rosea.

Now you need to understand that this is essentially a self limiting skin condition which means that it will take its own time to completely go.

Oral steroids are definitely not the preferred modality of treatment.
Only topical steroids help in most cases....

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My 14 year old son has broken out into these oval red flat markings. they are individual and not clustered on his upper body. they r apx 3/4 XXXXXXX tip to tip

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doctor1 MD

Hi
Thanks for your query

Considering your description of the events and the skin lesions, I suspect that your son has developed lesions of pityriasis rosea.

But before we can be sure about things, I would like if you can click some close up pictures of the skin rash and upload them here on this...

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Recent questions on  Pityriasis rosea

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Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here...We think our 13 year old daughter has pityriasis rosea. We see a dermatologist next week. She now has a sore throat. She has been spending time with a cousin over the holidays who had strep throat. Is it a problem for her to take oral antibiotics?

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Hi, I have a rash on my arms and neck. It was diagnosed as pityriasis rosea. I have had it for almost one year now and it is still not going away. Just recently little red bumps have also appeared besides the round reddish flakey rashes. What could this be? SHould I be worried?

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Hi, I was recently diagnosed with pityriasis rosea, a skin rash that seems pretty harmless. I just found out I am pregnant and found some pretty scary info regarding PR in pregnancy. I will talking with my ob later today but was wondering what if any info you have on it?

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I have been diagnosed with pityriasis rosea. I have had a herald patch for three weeks one week ago the rash consisting of small red ovals began to break out around my trunk area. Today it appears as though my herald patch is healing. However, the additional small red oval rashes on my trunk are still in place. Can I expect the rest of the rash to diminish soon as well or is it normal for the Herald patch to disappear first?

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I got a rash on the side of my stomach it's oval shape looks like a ring worm , I went and got a cream and used it the rash has got bigger and now I have about a dozen little ring worm looking rashes on my chest stomach and arms. Not sure what it...

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I have small red splotches on my chest, abdomen and a few on my sides and back. They do not itch and are flat. They vary in size. I have one on my upper leg that is large (3/4" x 1") and purplish. I noticed a few on my abdomen last week but have...

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I have had a a slightly discolored blotch 4" by 2" under my right nipple for 3 or 4 days. It doesn't burn or itch. What might be the cause of it?

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