Posted by: Lina | 2011/09/06

Pytiriasis rosea

I was diagnosed with Pytiriasis rosea about a week ago. The doctor said my cold was because of the skin condition. The doctor also told me that there is nothing he can give me and I should just wait it out. The rash has since gotten much worse and itches terribly. I also cannot get rid om my cold. Will my cold last the entire duration of the rash? How can I relieve the symptoms of the condition? Is there really no medicine to make this condition better?

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Pityriasis rosea is related to viral infections and your doctor is correct in saying that there is no real treatment for this condition. It normally resolves by itself within 4 to 6 weeks. You can however, use oral antihistamines and topical steroids to decrease the itching. You can ask your pharmacist for this, as it is available over the counter.


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