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What's the best treatment to get rid of pityriasis rosea?
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Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Resolves with time
Pityriasis rosea is usually self-limited, clearly in most cases in 6-8 weeks.
There is no treatment that speeds clearance. However medicines may be prescribed to reduce itching in those who have significant itching. You can find more information at http://www.Aad.Org/skin-conditions/dermatology-a-to-z/pityriasis-rosea/diagnosis-treatment/pityriasis-rosea-diagnosis-treatment-and-outcome.

In brief: Resolves with time
Pityriasis rosea is usually self-limited, clearly in most cases in 6-8 weeks.
There is no treatment that speeds clearance. However medicines may be prescribed to reduce itching in those who have significant itching. You can find more information at http://www.Aad.Org/skin-conditions/dermatology-a-to-z/pityriasis-rosea/diagnosis-treatment/pityriasis-rosea-diagnosis-treatment-and-outcome.
Dr. Steven Zimmet
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Nothing.
If you're sure it's pityriasis rosea, you don't need to do anything; it will go away on its own.
However, dermatologists often order a blood test to be sure it is not a similar-appearing but more serious disease, which does need treatment. So if you're not sure, or if the rash doesn't go away within a reasonable period of time, see a dermatologist.

In brief: Nothing.
If you're sure it's pityriasis rosea, you don't need to do anything; it will go away on its own.
However, dermatologists often order a blood test to be sure it is not a similar-appearing but more serious disease, which does need treatment. So if you're not sure, or if the rash doesn't go away within a reasonable period of time, see a dermatologist.
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