Any information on a skin disease called pityriasis rosea?

Pityriasis rosea. The exact cause of pityriasis rosea is unclear, although the cause may be a viral infection, such as infection with certain strains of the human herpes virus (hhv6 or hhv7). Pityriasis rosea, however, isn't believed to be contagious.
Temporary. Rash with oval lesions limited to trunk. Rarely involves face or extretmities. Lasts usually 8 weeks and as long as 14 weeks. Recurrences are uncommon. Will clear a few weeks faster in some with oral erythromycin. This does not leave marks.It is not contagious.

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I'm experiencing a particularly bad case of pityriasis rosea. What can I do about the flaking skin?

See your doctor. These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. Read more...

Can hydrocortizone 1% cream be applied for fading of non-itchy rash on leg which is pityriasis rosea herald patch, on skin for almost 2 months, ?

Doubtful. Hydrocortisone is helpful for itchy or inflamed rashes. We believe that pityriasis is caused by a virus and not inflammatory. I would expect a herald patch to be accompanied by others by now. You should consider that this might be another cause such as eczema or lupus. I would recommend an examination. Read more...