Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: RTG | 2009-05-25

Q.

Pityriasis rosea

My doctor has diagnosed by 4 year old with this condition, the rash appears then dissappears at random intervals, it does seem more dominant when he gets hot. Is there anything that can be given to treat this, it doesnt itch at all and does not seem to be affecting him in any way, but sometimes it does tend to be all over his abdomen etc
Thank you
Kind regards

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your doctor is very clever to make this diagnosis. This is a self-limiting skin condtion which lasts for about 6 weeks then clears up. The cause is unknown. No treatment is usually required especially if the rash is not itchy.

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