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Does anyone know if it is contagious?

-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pityriasis_rosea essentially non-contagious condition  (+ info)

What is the visual difference between chicken pox and pityriasis rosea?

My 2 year old got diagnosed with pityriasis on Friday. However, my Dad is convinced its chicken pox.

small pearly white blisters , raised above the skin level surrounded by a rim of redness is the chikenpox lesion , it starts abruptly and soon spreads to cover the whole body and the child looks sick ,  (+ info)

How severe are most cases of pityriasis rosea?

I recently went to the dermatologist and was diagnosed with pityriasis rosea. For over a month, i have had the Herald's patch on the back of my thigh. In the last week, the little bumps are starting to pop up. Do all cases get really bad? Should I expect to get quite a few? How long does a typical case last? Just want to know what I am in for in the next month or so. My dr said it just depends but just curious what other peoples experiences have been. I am a 29 year old female. Thanks.

I have it right now. They say it can last 1 to 3 months. I have had mine for two weeks and it is very itchy.. or was until I started sun-taning. Tons of sites said that this has helped them. I have light skin thge color of carmel candies so i typically don't go tanning. However, I am doing it and it helps. I was at the beach yesterday and it didn't hurt or itch. Today I layed out and it was better afterward. Not all cases get bad. I used lots of benedryl though at first it was horrible.  (+ info)

Is there any help websites for Pityriasis Rosea? like some help where i can meet others who have Pityriasis?

My grandmother has it, Just wondering if there is like a website that has other Pityriasis Rosea people on it.
Does it appear in the Lower part of body?
also like on top/bottom of feet
Right now she is tanking bendaryl, and it just makes it worse? ataran, but it just increases burning sensation more.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pityriasis-rosea/DS00720/DSECTION=7  (+ info)

How can you cure or help stop itching of pityriasis?

I have this skin virus called pityriasis. Ive had it for about 2 months now. Its spread and is getting more itchy day by day and causing me to lose sleep from it. How can I get rid of it or stop the itching? Ive tried E45 and this cream that people with dry skin use but it dont really help.

i had the same thing happen to me after experiencing extreme stress!
the doctor prescribed a corto-steroid lotion.the problem was applying it to all the areas(back especially).reduce your stress levels with meditation and rest,apply as required the lotion,and it should go away in a month!
p.s.-i know how totally irritating it feels,best of success to you.  (+ info)

How to quell itching caused by pityriasis rosea?

I was diagnosed with pityriasis rosea a two weeks ago. My doctor told me it will go away on its own but it itches so badly! I'm getting spots all over my torso and a little bit on my arms, so it can get very irritating. I use Aveeno lotion but it doesn't hold up for the whole day.

Some say sun exposure will help. What should I do?

CORTISONE  (+ info)

Pityriasis versicolor? Is there a rash that you can get from sweating in the sauna, or at the gym?

Is there a fungal or some kind of rash that you get from sweating for a prolonged period of time? What about pityriasis versicolor? does anyone know about that?

I think you can get a rash from sweat, ask your OBGYN.  (+ info)

How long does Pityriasis Rosea normally last?

Preferably information from anyone who has had this rash.
And any other information I should know about it.
(itching reliefs, how to cover it up, duration, how long until it starts to fade, etc.)

I just got this rash like two and a half weeks ago. I just need information from people who actually have had this--- not just links to WebMD, I've already looked there.

well, i use to have it and it only lasted about maybe 6weeks i believe.
For me it use to itch sometimes, but don't scratch.  (+ info)

what other symptoms do you get with Pityriasis Rosea?

I,have been diagnosed with pityriasis rosea......am feeling really ill....new rashes keep appearing. What other symptoms are common? How long does it last?

I have had it and it lasted about 4 weeks. However Pityriasis rosea usually goes away within 6 - 12 weeks. The itching was the worst for me the Doctor gave me a benovate 1n 4 solution to calm it down I had it over christmas a few years back. If you have the rashes you should have no futher sysptoms than you already have. Apart from swollen glands and the rash I didnt have any other symptoms. My doctor had never seen it before outside of medical texts and had to show his colleage. It is nothing serious and should pass with out getting any worse. Also once the symptoms have gone you should have life long immunity. Apart from looking rather scary it is a mild skin ailment hope you recover quickly.

Check the links to find out more about it.  (+ info)

Can the scar from pityriasis rosea heal?

About 3 months ago, i had rashes all over my torso..i went to a dermatologist to seek consult. She said i have this self limiting skin disease called pityriasis rosea..prescribed me antihistamines and triamcinolone cream to ease the itchiness.. a few weeks later the rashes was seen all over my body leaving scars up to now...its still itchy and the scars are very visible speacially at my legs..

Is there something i can do to get rid of these scars?

go back to the doctor until then try fresh aloe. i'm no expert but aloe is good for scaring. so is rose hip seed oil but i don't know if you can use that on a rash. it is used to fade scars , marks etc.  (+ info)

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