Pityriasis Rosea And Acyclovir

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Pityriasis rosea and acyclovir



       The truth about pityriasis rosea is that it cannot be cured. That makes it sound like some sort of terribly dangerous disease, but it is not. The reason why it has no cure is because it is usually self contained. It might take anything between a week and a month for the pustules to disappear, but they will go away on their own.

       However, there are cases of patients with some rather severe forms of pityriasis rosea that need actual medication to stop the development of the disease.

        One of these cases is when pityriasis rosea pustules appear on the face. This is one of those moments when some acyclovir goes a long way. Why acyclovir? Well, this drug is an antiviral and the pityriasis rosea infection is of viral nature. Also, acyclovir is a general antiviral and a very effective one at that. Therefore, it is used in treatment schemes all over the world. Unfortunately, this means that the pathogen agent that causes pityriasis rosea is slowly, but surely, becoming immune to this antiviral drug. This is not good news. In about twenty years, acyclovir will no longer be able to help pityriasis rosea patients to alleviate their symptoms. Do not fret, though. A new antiviral is being developed, one that will keep the pityriasis rosea symptoms at bay just as well as the old ones.