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How is pityriasis rosea treated?

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Treatment may not be necessary in mild cases of pityriasis rosea, and even more severe cases can go away without treatment. Oral antihistamines (for example Benadryl, or diphenhydramine) and topical over-the-counter medications or prescription steroids may help soothe itching.

Sores may heal faster with some exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet light. Too much sun exposure should be avoided, however. In most cases, pityriasis rosea goes away within six to 12 weeks.

From: Common Skin Rashes WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology. 

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Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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American Academy of Dermatology. 

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Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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