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Pityriasis Rosea

The cause of this skin rash is unknown, although some physicians suspect a virus is responsible. It starts as one or more large, red, scaly spots, generally on the trunk. Over the next few days the spots grow and spread to cover the trunk and upper arms (the same area that aT-shirt would cover) and perhaps the upper legs. The spots become oval patches of copper-colored skin with scaly surfaces. They often itch, and may persist for four to eight weeks. A slight sore throat may occur as the rash develops. The condition affects mainly children and young adults.

What Should be Done?

Pityriasis rosea is not dangerous, but you should visit your physician to be sure that you do not have some other similar, but more serious, skin disorder. Your physician may advise you to wait for the rash to disappear naturally. You can relieve any minor itching by applying cold cream to the rash. If the rash is very bad, the doctor may prescribe a steroid cream, and severe itching can be treated with antihistamine tablets. During the worst weeks of the condition, you should avoid hot baths or showers.

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