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i have pityriasis rosea, does anyone know any treatment?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Usually don't need: Pr would go away spontaneously without treatment, probably 6~8 weeks later. Sometimes, topical cortisone cream, prescription-strengthed, may help to speed up the healing.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
No need: You don't need treatment. Just apply moisturizer of any kind and wait for 6~8 weeks. It would fade away.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
18 years experience Dermatology
Time: Treatments for pityriasis rosea (pr) can help ease symptoms or shorten the duration. For example steroids creams & ointments can help ease itching and decrease redness. Itching can also be reduced with the use of antihistamines. The duration of pr may also be shortened by one to two weeks by taking antiviral drugs such as Acyclovir (zovirax). However, pr usually resolves on its own (2-4 wks).
Answered on May 16, 2016
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