Location

Consult City's Top Doctors, The Minute You Need To

Your First consultation is
Free!

33
Dermatologists

40778
Cases done
by Dermatologists

27
Dermatologist Hospitals

Pityriasis Rosea All you need to know

About

Pityriasis Rosea is a skin rash that usually appears on the torso, upper arms, thighs or neck. It sometimes begins as a spot on the chest and is followed by a pattern of small lesions.

People between 10 to 35 years of age and pregnant mothers are at higher risk of suffering from this disorder. [1]

Pityriasis Rosea is:
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Lab tests or imaging are not required
- Resolves within days to weeks, usually goes away on its own
- Can affect people of all age groups

The cause of Pityriasis Rosea is yet not understood. But there are high chances that it may be triggered by a viral infection. Some people might also feel unwell before getting these rashes.

Symptoms

The common symptoms of Pityriasis Rosea are:
- Begins with a large, slightly raised, scaly patch on the back, chest or abdomen
- It can be itchy
- People may experience headache, fatigue, fever or a sore throat
- Soon there may be smaller lesions
- There may be loss of color of the skin

Treatment

Self-care: Home remedies may include taking an oatmeal bath, applying moisturizer, calamine lotion or an over-the-counter corticosteroid cream. Bathing or shower in lukewarm water is also suggestible.

Medication: Though Pityriasis usually clears up in 8 to 10 weeks, doctors may prescribe medication to help people with itching. They may recommend Antihistamines, Corticosteroids, or Acyclovir to deal with the rashes and itchiness.

Specialists: For other severe kinds, consult a dermatologist at the earliest. We at mfine can help you with various fields of health issues. You can get in touch with us onboard for a holistic treatment program.

Dermatologist

Dr. Girish Panth

Dr. Girish Panth

MD- Dermatology

33+ years exp

...More

Apollo Hospitals

Bangalore

Dermatologist

Dr. Praveen Rodrigues

Dr. Praveen Rodrigues

MD - Dermatology

25+ years exp

...More

North Bangalore Hospital

Bangalore

Dermatologist

Dr. D. Indira

Dr. D. Indira

MD, DVL - Dermatology (PGIMER, Chandigarh)

25+ years exp

...More

Aster Prime Hospital

Hyderabad

Dermatologist

Dr. Syed Hidayathulla

Dr. Syed Hidayathulla

MRCGP (UK), M.B.B.S, Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine

24+ years exp

...More

Primecare Hospital

Bangalore

Dermatologist

Dr. Sharath Gurrala

Dr. Sharath Gurrala

MS Gen.Surgery, MRCS (Edinburgh), MRCS (Ireland), MRCGP, DFFP, MCh Plastic Surge...

21+ years exp

...More

KIMS Hospital

Hyderabad

Dermatologist

Dr. Jaidev N.C.

Dr. Jaidev N.C.

MD - DVL,

17+ years exp

...More

Apollo Hospitals

Bangalore

View More on App

Other Medical Conditions

Other Specialities

Give a missed call to 08061914343 to Download the App