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.
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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 is better for dry skin?


I just got over a bout of pityriasis rosea about a week and a half ago. It left a lot of dry patches on my skin. The only moisturizers I have in the house at the moment are shea butter and baby oil. Which of the two is better for dry skin?
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baby oil.  (+ info)

Is Head and Shoulders or Selsun Blue better for treating pitrasis rosea?


My doctor diagnosed me with pitrasis rosea, and i'v had it for 2 months now it goes away but comes back, i've read that tanning helps, along with head and shoulders and selson blue, but which one works the best thanks.
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Pityriasis rosea gets better with sunlight and maybe artificial tanning. The shampoo would not likely help. Pityriasis versicolor on the other hand is made more obvious with tanning and made better with selenium sulfide which can be found in both Head and Shoulders and Selsun Blue. The going away and coming back makes me think you may have the pityriasis versicolor, aka tinea versicolor.  (+ info)

Any new treatments or natural remedies for pityriasis rosea?


I am just nervous about any spreading and of course would love to have it clear up faster. I have the herald spot on my upper chest which makes dressing difficult because it's hard to hide it. I know that they say that you have to wait it out, I was just wondering if anyone knows something I dont! Thanks in advance everyone!
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I have Pityriasis also. It is TERRIBLE!! I have had it for about 3 weeks now, and it is still spreading. I have heard that tanning beds help, even though I have fair skin, I think I may try it this weekend. Anything to try wouldn't hurt it. It is ALL over the bottom half of my back, looks like sores all over me. I have it on my buttocks, breast, on my thighs, some spots below my knees. I am starting to get it on my arms too. I have been researching it online. I am 28/F. I was hoping when I was first diagnosed w/ it that I would be lucky and only get a mild case of it, but I am beginning to think that it is more severe.
I have a cream from the derm. awhile back that does seem to help. It is called Triamcinolone 0.1 I don't have much left, so I put just a tad on sometimes when I get out of the shower. It seems to help some of the spots fade quicker. I think I will call my dr. tomorrow and see if I can get a refill. I just wanted to write you so you know that someone else is going thru it too. I just keep telling myself it will be gone sometime eventually...lol and that it isn't serious. That helps reassure me sometimes. Good Luck!   (+ info)

What's the difference between Eczema and Pityriasis Rosea?


Eczema is a general term for rash-like skin conditions. The most common type of eczema is called atopic dermatitis, which is an allergic reaction. Eczema is often very itchy and when you scratch it, the skin becomes red and inflamed.

It occurs in adults and children, but most often appears on babies. You are more likely to have eczema if you have a family history of the condition.


Pityriasis rosea is a rash that usually begins with a large, scaly, pink patch on the chest or back, which is called a "herald" or "mother" patch. It is frequently confused with ringworm, but antifungal creams do not help because it is not a fungus.

Pityriasis rosea often requires no treatment and it usually goes away by itself. However, treatment may include external or internal medications for itching.

Pityriasis rosea is most common in the spring and fall.  (+ info)

How long will it take for my pityriasis alba take to go away?


Ive had pityriasis alba for about 10 months now.. but i just started treating it with a medicated lotion 2 weeks ago. Its very annoying in the summer because these spots dont tan.. will it be gone by the summer if i keep putting lotion on it ?
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It can take a long time. The most important thing is to keep a UVA blocking sunscreen on daily no matter the weather. Any daylight exposure will cause the unaffected skin to color making the affected skin look lighter by comparison. Keep the other skin as light as possible.  (+ info)

How to get rid of pityriasis rosea?


I need to know how to get rid of with without taking any antibitoics or medicens. Is there an at home remedy?
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You can get rid of it. Rosea gets rid of itself. It only stays on your skin for about 2 weeks. Or even months. I've had it before but it left lots if spots on my chest. Good luck  (+ info)

Are Rhodiola Rosea 250mg supplements safe to continue taking during pregnancy?


Are Rhodiola Rosea 250mg tablets safe to take during pregnancy? I was taking them before I found out (for depression/anxiety) and they made me feel great, but now I am feeling very depressed again and want to go back on them as they helped me more than SSRIs from the doctor. I am 12 weeks pregnant. Please advise me if its safe or is there any other alternative supplements for depression I can take during pregnancy instead? Thanks!
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This herb has not been studied for safety during pregnancy and is therefore generally NOT recommended for use while pregnant or breastfeeding.

You may want to try Avena sativa (oat) as an alternative. You can buy oat groats and make a tea, or you can buy it in capsule form. This herb is actually very nutritive and can be very effective for managing stress/anxiety.

Lavender is another good option - not the essential oil (toxic) but tea from dried flowers.

Melissa officinalis (lemon balm) is also good.

The above 3 herbs can be used individually or in combination. Drink 2-3 cups of tea daily. If that's not sufficient to help manage your symptoms, you may want to discuss other options with your doc. OR meet with your local registered/licensed naturopathic doctor.

Good luck! And congratulations. :)  (+ info)

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