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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Query: Hello doctor, I am having a few minor rashes around my torso for the past few weeks. It started with two patches on my upper middle back, about an inch in diameter each. Then I noticed little round red patches popping up, about 1 cm in diameter. The ones on my back are pretty faint red or pink patc... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am struggling with my face for several years. It remains sensitive and dry. Even when I wash my face, it becomes red. I have consulted many cosmetologists and their treatments work only for some time. So I stopped doing it. I have a bunch of pimples on my face with dry patches and ir... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can have rosacea. It is a vascular skin condition that causes persistent redness on the face with occasional breaking out. It can also show its effects on other parts of the body. You need to consult a local dermatologist and have a skin examination. After doing it,... Read Full »
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 c... Read Full »