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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is pityriasis rosea?

Pityriasis rosea is a non-contagious, potentially itchy rash that is most common amongst teens and young adults. It starts as a dry, oval 'herald' patch on the back, chest or abdomen, and later sweeps out in smaller, oval patches. The exact cause is unknown, but could be viral.

Symptoms of pityriasis rosea

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

Questions your doctor may ask to check for pityriasis rosea

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose pityriasis rosea

  • Do you have red skin or red spots on the skin?

Treatment for pityriasis rosea

Pityriasis rosea generally improves by itself, although if the rash does not go away or is uncomfortably itchy, a doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory or antiviral medication.

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  • Red skin


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