PITYRIASIS ROSEA TREATMENT
YOUR DERMATOLOGIST IN VIENNA 1030
Pityriasis rosea treatment by Dr. Martina Sanlorenzo in Vienna
Pityriasis rosea is a relatively common skin condition characterized by a herald patch followed by similar, smaller oval red patches on the chest and back.
The exact cause of pityriasis rosea is unclear. Some studies indicates the rash may be triggered by a viral infection, particularly by certain strains of the herpes virus.
Dr. Sanlorenzo – Your Dermatologist in Vienna 1030 – responds to the most frequent questions ON Pityriasis rosea
The herald patch is a single oval pink or red plaque with a scale trailing just inside the edge of the lesion like a collaret. The herald patch usually appears 1-20 days before the generalized rash.
No, pityriasis rosea is usually not dangerous. However patients affected by pityriasis rosea are advised to avoid contacts with pregnant women, because pityriasis rosea during early pregnancy has been reported to cause miscarriage, premature delivery and other perinatal problems.
In most cases, your dermatologist can identify pityriasis rosea simply by looking at the rash. Only in selected cases a biopsy or fungal test are needed.
In most cases, pityriasis rosea goes away on its own in four to 10 weeks, but itching can be bothersome. Your dermatologist can prescribe you creams or systemic treatments to help you.