Pityriasis amiantacea

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What is pityriasis amiantacea?

Pityriasis amiantacea is a skin condition of the scalp, it is characterized as excessive, thick, silvery, yellowish, scaling of the scalp. The scales can encircle the hair shaft and mat down tufts of hair.

Common symptoms reported by people with pityriasis amiantacea

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with pityriasis amiantacea

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with pityriasis amiantacea, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with pityriasis amiantacea

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with pityriasis amiantacea, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has pityriasis amiantacea on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 0
40s 0
50s 0
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 0
Female 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 0
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from pityriasis amiantacea patients who have completed their condition history
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