pityriasis rosea Contagious?

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My Bf has just gotten this again. he says he gets it every 2 years and im afraid this might be contagious. has anyone caught it from close contact? also intimacy issues, should we refrain? im very paranoid about catching it.

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    PR is definitely not contagious! My daughter had a biopsy done and came back as PR and Dermatologists confirmed as PR and not contagious at all! Ask your friend to have a biopsy done as it could be something else!

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    Hi! First of all, only about 1 percent of people in the whole wide world get PR. Second of all, almost NONE of those people EVER get it again. I have never read about anyone getting it back every two years. Your boyfriend needs a biopsy, not an educated guess from some doctor.

    Second, PR is not contagious, as far as anyone knows. I had mine for 14 months, and no one in my family got it. Yes, I was biopsied. It is extremely rare for it to last more than 12 weeks.

    Good luck! Get him a biopsy!

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      I agree with you! My daughter had a biopsy and was seen by 4 different Dermatologists that it was PR and that once you have it, you will never have it again and not contagious at all! So this could be something else, not PR!

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    i was told my daughter had it 3weeks ago and just this week im breaking out in the same rash which im assuming must be PR, they said its not contagious but wth? how'd i get it? its crazy and weird and now im wondering if she was possibly misdiagnosed.. the same exact rash and im itching like crazy.

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      Probably misdiagnosed. Although it has happened that a couple of people i one family get it, it is soooooo incredibly rare, from what I have read. Mine lasted over a year, and no one in the family got it, even though we share water bottles when in the car, and i did all the cooking and handling of plates and such...

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