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Pityriasis rosea is a medical condition concerning the skin, which when contracted causes a rash. This condition can affect people of any age but it is usually seen to occur in people between the ages of 10 and 35. Pityriasis rosea is usually harmless. Read on more to find out all about the different causes, symptoms, prevention and treatments of pityriasis rosea.
Causes: Experts are unsure about the exact reason for the cause of pityriasis rosea. It is very different from other skin diseases as it is not caused due to an allergic reaction or caused due to fungal or bacterial infections. The rash is not contagious.
- Pityriasis rosea forms a rash which begins with a single, oval or round in shape pink patch which is scaly in nature and consists of a raised border. The size of the patch varies and can vary between 2cm to 10 cm in diameter.
- After a few days of the initial infection, salmon colored patches which vary in size from 1 to 2 cm in diameter appear in clusters in the chest, arms, back and abdominal regions.
- The patches which occur in the back often form vertically in an angular fashion such that its appearance is similar to that of a fir tree.
- The affected regions can cause severe itching in almost half the people who are affected by pityriasis rosea. The rash usually is cured in a span of 6 to 8 weeks but in certain cases it can persist for sPityriasiseveral months.
Treatment: Pityriasis rosea usually does not require any treatment. It usually goes away in the time span of 6 to 8 weeks. Itching can be subdued by using certain skin lotions and lubricants. If the itching is severe, your doctor might prescribe you certain anti-inflammatory medication. Certain antiviral medications also decrease the duration of the rash if they are taken at the beginning of the infection. In some cases exposure to sunlight also cures the rash very fast, but excess exposure to the sun can also cause sunburn and increase the risk of skin cancer. If the rash persists even after 3 months, it is highly advisable to consult a dermatologist.
I am an engineering student in VIT university. My basic problem is I am on more weight than it has to be for my height. I can reduce it by doing exercises or anything but the problem is I am thin on the upper part and fatty on the bottom. I hope you got me. Also my hip was somewhat wide but that was from my mother genes. So with this I looked like very thin feature from face, neck,hands, abdomen and from there it looks like an unmatched one. Is there any solution that I could get out of this because it does not look good when I wear series for any functions. Please do tell me.
1. Bite firmly on the gauze pads covering each extraction site for atleast 30 min to help stop the bleeding.
2. Do not rinse vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, drink alcohol or brush teeth next to the extraction site for 48 hours.
3. Do not forget to take the medicines as prescribed by the doctor.
4. If possible chew on the opposite side of your extraction site. Drink lots of liquids and eat soft, nutritious foods. Strictly avoid hard, hot food & drinks for first 24 hours.
5. Avoid excessive mouth opening, yawning, spitting etc
6. If bleeding continues, call your dentist.
What is acne?
Acne is a disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Hair follicles are the areas around the base or root of each hair. Sebaceous glands are the tiny glands that release oil (sebum) into the hair follicles. The sebum moistens the skin and hair. The sebum and hair get to the skin surface through tiny holes called pores.
Acne is very common. Most children and young adults between ages 11 and 30 will have acne at some point. Acne most often begins in puberty. But it can happen at any age. There are different types of acne that affect newborns, infants, younger children, and adults.
Acne may occur when the pores gets clogged with dead skin cells and oil. Bacteria that are normally on the skin may also get into the clogged pore. Acne comes in several types. One type is a comedone. This is a plug of sebum in the hair follicle. They are either closed whiteheads, or open blackheads. These are not inflamed or infected.
Inflamed acne causes red, painful bumps or sores. The sores may be infected with bacteria. This type of acne includes:
- Pustule. Bacteria cause the hair follicle to be inflamed. Pustules are closer to the skin surface.
- Papule. The wall of the hair follicle gets irritated. Papules are deeper in the skin.
- Nodule. These are larger, deeper, and more solid.
- Cyst. This is a nodule with pus.
What causes acne?
The cause of acne is not fully understood. Acne is linked with:
- Hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy, and the menstrual cycle
- Rising levels of male sex hormones (androgens) in both boys and girls during puberty that causes more sebum and more dead skin cells
- Using makeup or cosmetics that block the pores
- Using certain products to wash the skin
- Wearing clothes that rub or irritate the skin
- High levels of moisture in the air (humidity) and sweating
- Taking certain medicines, such as corticosteroids
Who is at risk for acne?
Being a teen (adolescent) is the greatest risk factor for acne. A family history also increases the risk for severe acne.
What are the symptoms of acne?
Acne can occur anywhere on the body. It is most common in areas where there are more sebaceous glands, such as:
- Upper back
Symptoms can occur a bit differently in each child. They can include:
- Small bumps that are skin-colored or white (whiteheads)
- Small bumps that are dark in color (blackheads)
- Red, pus-filled pimples that may hurt
- Solid, raised bumps (nodules)
- Darker areas of skin
The symptoms of acne can be like other health conditions. Make sure your child sees his or her healthcare provider for a diagnosis.
How is acne diagnosed?
The healthcare provider will ask about your child’s symptoms and health history. He or she will look at the areas of the body with acne. The provider may advise that your child see a doctor who specializes in skin care (dermatologist).
How is acne treated?
Treatment will depend on your child’s symptoms, age, and general health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is. The goal of acne treatment is to improve the skins appearance and to lessen the chance of scarring. Treatment for acne will include gentle, regular skin care. Your child's healthcare provider may advise:
- Non-prescription cleansers and creams, lotions, gels, or other products
- Prescriptions that are put on the skin (topical) or taken by mouth (oral)
- Other therapies or procedures, such as laser therapy, light therapy, or chemical peels
- Draining of a cyst, or injecting it with medicine
Topical medicines are often prescribed to treat acne. These can be in the form of a cream, gel, lotion, or liquid. These may include:
- Benzoyl peroxide. This kills bacteria.
- Antibiotics. These help stop or slow down the growth of bacteria. They also reduce inflammation.
- Tretinoin. This stops new comedones from forming. It also encourages new skin cell growth and unplugs pimples.
- Adapalene. This helps stop new comedones from forming.
Medicines to take by mouth may be prescribed, such as:
- Antibiotic medicines. These may include tetracycline, doxycycline, or erythromycin. They are used to treat moderate to severe acne.
- Isotretinoin. This may be prescribed for severe acne that can’t be treated by other methods. It helps to prevent new acne and scarring.
What are possible complications of acne?
Acne can cause problems with self-esteem. It may cause emotional problems. It may result in depression, anxiety, and even suicidal thoughts. Severe or long-term acne may cause scarring. Serious infections may also develop.
Living with acne
Acne can be a long-term condition. Early treatment can help to prevent or lessen severe acne. Help your child by:
- Reminding your child to not pick, pop, or squeeze acne, which can spread infection and cause scars
- Talking with your child's healthcare provider if over-the-counter treatments don’t work well
- Considering taking your child to a dermatologist for long-term or severe acne
- Making sure your child stops acne treatment slowly, not quickly, once acne clears
- Having your child treat acne a few times a week to prevent it from returning, if needed
- Making sure your child does skin care regularly and gently
When should I call my child's healthcare provider?
Call your child's healthcare provider if:
- Your child is upset by his or her acne
- The acne is getting worse
- Over-the-counter treatments are not working
Key points about acne
- Acne is a disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands.
- Acne may happen when the pores gets clogged with dead skin cells and oil. Bacteria that are normally on the skin may also get into the clogged pore.
- Most teens and young adults between 11 and 30 years old will have acne at some point.
- Both over-the-counter and prescription medicines are available to treat acne.
- Acne can have an emotional effect. This can lead to depression, anxiety, and even suicidal thoughts.
- Scarring can result from severe or long-term acne.
Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your child’s health care provider:
- Before your visit, write down questions you want answered.
- At the visit, write down the names of new medicines, treatments, or tests, and any new instructions your provider gives you for your child.
- If your child has a follow-up appointment, write down the date, time, and purpose for that visit.
- Know how you can contact your child’s provider after office hours. This is important if your child becomes ill and you have questions or need advice.