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Pityriasis Rosea Symptoms

There are many symptoms of Pityriasis Rosea. We will give you some.

Pityriasis rosea causes a rash. The rash often begins with a single, round or oval, pink patch that is scaly with a raised border (herald patch). The size of the patch ranges from 2 cm (0.8 in.) to 10 cm (3.9 in.). The larger patches are more common to appear. Days to weeks later, salmon-colored, 1 cm (0.4 in.) to 2 cm (0.8 in.)oval patches appear in batches on the abdomen, chest, back, arms, and legs. Patches sometimes spread to the neck but rarely to the face.Patches on the back are often vertical and angled to form a “Christmas tree” or “fir tree” appearance.Mild itching is a problem for about half of the people who get the rash. The rash usually lasts 6 to 8 weeks, but it can last up to several months. So you have to be aware that rash will stay on you for a relatively long period.

In rare cases, the rash may take other forms. Rounded bumps (papular rash)  seen in young children, pregnant women, and people who have dark skin. Blisters (vesicular rash) seen in infants and young children. In some people, the herald patch may not appear, or 2 herald patches may appear close together.Before the herald patch appears, you may feel tired and as though you have a cold. You may have a headache, nausea, sore throat, and loss of appetite. You should then see the doctor for pensionary reasons.

The pityriasis rosea rash is similar to the rash seen in other skin conditions, including ringworm of the skin, tinea versicolor, eczema, and psoriasis.A rash similar to pityriasis rosea also can be caused by syphilis and by certain medicines such as antibiotics.If you get a rash on the palms of your hands or the soles of your feet, see your doctor. This kind of rash is a sign of something more serious than pityriasis rosea.

The rash is not dangerous.  But it is a very irritating. You will need to learn to handle with it for at least six weeks. That can be hard, but you will have to pull it through. All rash is annoying, especially when you can`t rid yourself of it. You shouldn’t scratch the rash,  that way you could irritate your skin even more.

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