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A 20-year-old female asked:

i have read somewhere that using head and shoulders shampoo on pityriasis rosea works, is this true?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Haven't heard of it: Pityriasis rosea is usually a 6 week rash, so doesn't need treatment. Dandruff shampoo (the extra strength selenium kind) is effective in treating tinea versicolor, which is a rash on the trunk (chest, tummy, back) that causes discoloration and some itchiness. Haven't heard of head and shoulders helping get ride of p. Rosea.

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