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Pityriasis Rosea: what it is and how to recognize it

Pityriasis rosea

Pityriasis Rosea is a skin disease and is quite common. Let’s find out, causes, symptoms and possible treatments.

Pityriasis Rosea is a skin disease that is thought to be viral in origin.
It is a sort of dermatosis that is highlighted with the formation of ovoid spots that appear on the skin and which can generally persist for up to three months. Non-contagious usually has a positive course, which is why it is almost never of concern .

Pityriasis Rosea: Possible Causes

Regarding the causes of this disease, to date there is still no certain information.

Pityriasis rosea
Pityriasis rosea

It is thought, however, that it may be a viral problem linked to the reactivation of two herpes viruses (6 and 7) that remain latent in the body , reactivating when the immune system has deficiencies.

Generally, it is a disease that occurs more easily in the change of seasons, and that comes and goes on its own. Although Gibert’s Pityriasis Rosea is not contagious in pregnancy it can cause some danger to the health of the mother who, in the most serious forms, could more easily face abortion.

Gibert’s Pityriasis Rosea: how to recognize it

For Gibert’s Pityriasis Rosea, symptoms begin with general malaise, joint pain, and migraines. These are then followed by the formation of what is called an ovoid mother patch, red in color, followed by a skin rash with small extensive patches that often cause severe itching and form in some areas of the body.

For Gibert’s Pityriasis Rosea, diagnosis usually occurs after the rash or mother patch has formed.
Going to the possible treatments, for Gibert’s Pityriasis, a real therapy does not exist. Although the disease has a rather long course, it tends to regress on its own.

However, it is possible to use cortisone drugs, antihistamines and creams to relieve the discomfort caused by the skin rash. Only in the most serious cases, a bit like the so-called shingles , can antiviral molecules such as acyclovir be administered. However, these must always be prescribed by the doctor.

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