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Pityriasis Rosea Causes

The exact cause of pityriasis rosacea is still unclear. But experts believe that it can be due to a viral infection of the human herpes family. Still, no causative organism has been identified or isolated from affected people, and it is not contagious. There are also some theories supporting the cause as autoimmunity.

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Why my daughter has faint red spots all over her body?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has faint red/pink flat spots all over her body. I first noticed spots on her face a few nights ago. No fever. The only other symptom she has is a wet cough. She has had a cough for two weeks and was diagnosed with tonsillitis almost two weeks ago.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With your description, I can list a few possible diagnoses. Pityriasis rosea - most likely. It is a self-limiting condition. It is a reaction of the body to viral infections, not contagious. Drug rash - may be due to Amoxicillin. Guttate psoriasis - common in ch...  Read Full »

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