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December 08, 2019

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Pityriasis Rosea Treatment

Pityriasis rosea is self-limited and usually asymptomatic. Treatment is indicated for itching. Mentholated lotions (Sarna) or sprays (Eucerin Anti-Itch) are helpful. Group V topical steroids and oral antihistamines provide some relief.

Prednisone (20 mg twice a day) is rarely needed and only in extensive cases with itching that is refractory to topical therapy. Ultraviolet B light, either from natural sunlight or administered in metered doses by a dermatologist, hastens resolution.