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Can you get pityriasis rosea again?

Can you get pityriasis rosea again?

Many people develop pityriasis rosea once and never get it again. However, it’s possible to develop the rash more than once. In studies, between 2% and 3% of people develop the disease again. While unusual, one patient developed pityriasis rosea once a year for 5 years in a row.

How long did your pityriasis rosea last?

Pityriasis rosea is a common viral infection that usually affects individuals between 10-35 years of age. The rash typically lasts six to nine weeks, rarely extending longer than 12 weeks.

Where did pityriasis rosea first appear on my body?

Herald spot of pityriasis rosea first appeared on top of the thigh which I put down to rubbing from my belt. Two weeks later the rash started, spreading all over my torso, lower back, arms and legs.

How long does it take for pityriasis rosea to heal?

I was diagnosed with pityriasis rosea almost 6 weeks ago. Apparently it takes 6-8 weeks to disappear, but I keep finding new spots every time I shower, new red spots seem to pop up. The first ones I got seem to keep changing. Does anyone know what these spots are meant to look like before they just disappear?

What kind of itching does pityriasis rosea cause?

Three dermatologists told me it was 100 percent pityriasis rosea, urticaria type. Currently, the patches are spreading like crazy (still) and my itching is so intense that it makes move uncontrollably as if I were having a mini seizure. I hate it! Two weeks after my high fever, in a span of 4 weeks it got worse.

How did I get pityriasis rosea under my breast?

I started with a herald patch of pityriasis rosea (PR) under my breast that did not itch. A few days later I had incessant itching of my abdomen and chest with no rash. After few days of itching, I noticed a few tiny red marks scattered around my abdomen. It has been two weeks of non-stop itching and my doctor diagnosed me with PR.

How often does pityriasis rosea occur in people?

Pityriasis rosea is a self-limiting skin condition that presents as discrete scaly papules and plaques along the Langer lines (cleavage lines) over the trunk and limbs. This generalized rash is usually preceded by a herald patch on the trunk. 1,2 The incidence is 170 cases per 100,000 persons per year.

What are the symptoms of pityriasis rosea gigantea of Darier?

In pityriasis rosea gigantea of Darier, the patient has fewer and larger lesions. Inverse pityriasis rosea predominantly involves the face, axillae, and groin. Pityriasis rosea of Vidal presents with large patches on the axillae or inguinal region. 1, 3

What is the treatment for pityriasis rosea during pregnancy?

Treatment is aimed at controlling symptoms and consists of corticosteroids or antihistamines. In some cases, acyclovir can be used to treat symptoms and reduce the length of disease. Ultraviolet phototherapy can also be considered for severe cases. Pityriasis rosea during pregnancy has been linked to spontaneous abortions.