About Pityriasis Rosea
When a rash appears on your skin and you don't know where it came from, it can be worrisome. Our board-certified dermatologist at Summerlin Dermatology, Dr. Reuel Aspacio, understands your cause for concern. He provides skin consultations for common rashes, like pityriasis rosea, on a regular basis. The rash is preceded by an oval rash called “herald patch,” often mistaken as that of a ringworm, then spreads on the chest, back, arms and legs. This rash is slow to disappear even with treatment. We want you to come to our office and get the answers you are looking for by learning what type of rash you have and how to best treat it. Schedule an appointment in our Las Vegas, NV office at your earliest convenience.
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"Before beginning this review, I took time to read several of the reviews posted. A very mixed bag of issues and emotions. Well, here is why I gave this group of working professionals a "5 STAR" rating. I was referred to Summerlin Dermatology by my so called medical PCP. I had concern about a mole like growth on my back which appeared to be getting larger. I was concerned it could be cancerous. I received a call from Summerlin Dermatology on 9/26/2018 regarding this referral. It seemed they had a cancellation for that day and asked if this was convenient for me. Yep. Sure was. However, I told the young lady on the phone, Daisy, I didn't want to sit there filling out new patient paperwork. She explained their website with the on-line forms was down at the time and offered to email me the forms to complete before I arrived. She was so upbeat and professional. When I arrived for my appointment (with my completed paperwork) I was greeted by, not one, but two front office staffers, Jose and Desiree. They were professional with a smile. Again, upbeat. I signed in and waited about 10-15 minutes before I was taken into the examining room. During my wait time I had the opportunity to chat with each of these individuals. Very professional, yet not "starchy" if you know what I mean. Real people with a job to do the best they can. I met with Dr. Aspacio and his assistant. I felt at ease with both. I told the doctor why I was there. Doctor Aspacio examined the mole growth. Then asked me for my cell phone. He took a picture of this mole on my back. It was not easy for me to see since it was on my back. He showed me the picture and explained that it was typical of getting older. Such moles are common at "our age". I laughed. He even showed me a couple of areas where he has developed similar moles. He made me feel at ease. I was sooo relieved. I have lived in Las Vegas for 43 years. I am 67 years old with Medicare insurance. If you want to experience REALLY BAD medical treatment just wait until you become a senior and on Medicare! I thank heaven that Summerlin Dermatology was an outside referral and NOT part of my primary care network!! I haven't seen my PCP in 2 years! All I see are PAC's or a Nurse Practitioner! Summerlin Dermatology, in my experience/opinion, is only 1 of 3 local medical facilities with whom I would consider professional, to the point and personable. I would recommend them highly!!!"- L.H. / Yelp / Sep 27, 2018
"Very knowledgeable professional and detailed. The staff is very attentive and the doctor was incredibly informative taking the time to make sure I understood the procedure. When the results came in he recommended a plastic surgeon to do the surgery. I really felt very confident in the diagnosis and appreciated everyone's help."- S.S. / Yelp / Sep 20, 2018
A breakout of pityriasis rosea is a common rash we suspect is from a virus. No matter the cause, an accurate diagnosis is important because many skin conditions may look like pityriasis rosea, such as bacterial infections, fungal infections, psoriasis, and lichen planus to name a few.
Pityriasis rosea usually starts as an oval rash (called the “herald patch”). Unfortunately, it is often mistaken as a ringworm. Within a week or two, a small oval rash will start appearing on the skin of the trunk and extremities, sparing the face, palms, and soles of the feet. The rash typically does not itch or burn. Although the rash typically goes away (even without treatment) and discoloration dissipates in eight weeks, it is distressing for many not knowing what is wrong with their skin.
After a physical examination by Dr. Aspacio, he will provide you with a detailed diagnosis and a treatment plan to follow to alleviate your symptoms or manage the rash. He may write you a prescription and/or offer you information for home remedies that may be applied to minimize your pityriasis rosea symptoms.
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If you suspect pityriasis rosea, schedule an appointment for an evaluation by Dr. Aspacio to help ease your mind. All our services are delivered by licensed aestheticians and certified medical professionals highly trained in using the latest technologies and innovative treatment regimens in a comfortable and relaxed setting. Call today.