Pityriasis Rosea

Pityriasis Rosea is a mild medical condition that resultsĀ  in inflamed, rose-colored, scaly skin. Pityriasis Rosea is probably resulted from infectious agents, although, non of them hadPityriasis Rosea been identified.

It may progress at any age, but it is most likely to occur in young adults. Pityriasis Rosea usually appears during fall or spring. The disease starts as a light tan or rose red area, that the doctor refers to as the Mother or Herald Patch. Oval or round part usually progresses on the torso.

In five to ten days, many similar, but smaller patches appear on other body areas. Such secondary patches are more likely to occur on the torso, particularly, along and radiating from the person’s spine. Most individuals, who have Pityriasis Rosea, experience few symptoms and the rash generally is not too itchy. However,headaches, fatigue, and, in some cases, troublesome itchings, can happen.

Generally, the rash goes saway in four to five weeks without any treatment; also, in some cases, it may last for two or more months. Both natural and artificial sunlight can clear pityriasis rosea faster and subside the itching. In rare cases, the corticosteroid is taken to relieve severe itching.

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