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A 26-year-old female asked:

i have been diagnosed with pityriasis rosea is there anything i can take to help clear it up faster i look a mess?and it's everywhere

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Dr. Matthew Woods
Dermatology 16 years experience
Antiviral medication: New evidence shows that pityriasis rosea is caused by a reactivation of the human herpes viruses 6/7. This virus causes roseola, a common rash associated with fever that most people develop when toddler aged (2-4 yrs). Later in life, our immunity wanes toward this virus, and it can reactivate. Antiviral medications can lead to resolution more quickly. It will also resolve on its own eventually.

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Last updated Mar 14, 2016

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