Welcome to Pityriasis Rosea Pictures dot net

If you’ve found this site…you likely have had the misfortune of  contracting our lovely, skin rash, friend that is Pityriasis Rosea.  You probably have several questions and are looking for some answers.  This site should give you a bit of information on Pityriasis Rosea and how to alleviate its symptoms…read on!

You may be asking yourself…

“What is Pityriasis Rosea?”
We have an entire page above detailing this mysterious skin condition…just click the link.

“Do I have Pityriasis Rosea?”
Your best bet, of course, is to consult a dermatologist and get properly diagnosed. But, don’t be surprised if they can’t figure out what they’re looking at or even misdiagnose you. I’ve heard countless stories of people that got little to no help from their doctor…just a heads up, doctors are not infallible.  Pityriasis Rosea has some pretty recognizable characteristics, so you should be able to spot it when you see it.  Most people first notice symptoms when they get a circular/oval “Herald Patch” that they think is ringworm…only to have the ring-like patches and spots spread over various parts of the body within a week or two. However, some people never get the “Herald Patch” and just get some sort of splotchy bumps or smaller versions of the rash to start off. A lot of people describe early symptoms as “big mosquito/bug bite looking bumps” on their back or abdomen. It can vary person to person.

Take a browse through our “Pityriasis Rosea Pictures” gallery by clicking the link above.  If your rash resembles those examples…chances are you’re also a victim.  However, not to alarm you…but, second stage Syphilis looks similar, so it is always a good idea to get it checked out by a doctor and get some testing done if Syphilis is a possibility (only you can answer that question).  PR will go away eventually on its own…but, Syphilis is something you DO NOT want to ignore.

“How did I get Pityriasis Rosea?”
This truly is the million dollar question.  Doctors really don’t know how it is contracted or where it comes from.  Some doctors believe it is introduced to the body by a viral/bacterial infection and is somehow linked to human herpesvirus 7 but, the verdict is still out. HHV-7 was found in all cases during clinical studies of PR but, Don’t be alarmed, over 95% of humans have been infected and are immune to HHV-7.  About 70% of people have upper respiratory infections (sore/strep throat, cough, etc…) a week or two prior to getting Pityriasis Rosea.

“Is Pityriasis Rosea contagious?”
It is not contagious, though there have been reports of small epidemics in fraternity houses, military bases, schools and gyms.

“How do I get rid of Pityriasis Rosea?”
Another million dollar question.  Check out the information at the “Cure for Pityriasis Rosea” link above.

The bottom line is…

PR is not contagious.
PR can reoccur…but, only for about 2% of people.
PR will not kill or hurt you.  It will embarrass you, however.
PR will go away on its own…eventually.  Most cases clear up in a few weeks.

My stint of Pityriasis Rosea lasted 6 months, unfortunately.  There are ways to speed up the recovery process.
Click the “Cure for Pityriasis Rosea” link at the top of the page for some remedies.  Hang in there…it’ll be over before you know it.

3 Responses to “Welcome to Pityriasis Rosea Pictures dot net”

  1. Maria says:

    Very good information hope i don’t have that long but has been over 2 and half months good job on video and site

  2. phillis says:

    How can I trully .. trully know it PR.
    Ive had it since Sept. thats 5 months.

    I’ve seen 2 doctors, and finally got a referral to a dermatologist.. 3 months from now!

    My rash started on my back and went nuts. Then it jumped to my chest, red welts started to appear.. and then they surface.

    I don’t know if i have a herald patch.. thats what makes me unsure. but it really can’t be anything else.

    • PityriasisRoseaPictures.net says:

      They only way to truly, truly know if it’s PR is to get a biopsy from your dermatologist. However, PR is pretty recognizable when you see it. Not everyone get’s the herald patch either. My stint of PR lasted 7 months…and, I’ve heard of others even longer. You symptoms sound like they could be PR, but I’d have to see it to make a fair assessment. Feel free to submit pics on our gallery page and I’ll give my opinion if you’d like. Hang in there, Phillis. Thanks for stopping by and sharing.

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