How to Treat Pityriasis Rosea

  posted by: Rio Dianne

 

 

Pityriasis Rosea has derived its name from a pinkish and scaly rash which occurs among younger population. The condition is neither serious nor contagious; however this can get a little puzzling since nobody knows what causes it in the first place. It is linked to be a result of a viral illness, but definitely not brought about by the HIV just like what other people think. In addition, the rashes can occur among people who are under medication treatment like penicillin, beta blockers, Accutane, etc. signs and symptoms that usually manifest on the patient include the following:

  • Erythema or redness on the skin usually at the back or the abdominal area
  • Rashes spreads on the other parts of the area as well
  • Dry, itchy, and flaky skin
  • Other symptoms may include fatigue and aching of the joints

There isn’t really a single treatment available on how to treat pityriasis rosea. Usually, the condition disappears on its own as it takes its course for about 6-8 weeks. However, this may be very bothersome to the sufferer.  Therefore we’ll give you some self help tips on how to treat pityriasis rosea.  Here’s how:

How to Cure Pityriasis Rosea

  • You may opt for hot baths to soothe yourself from itching.
  • Use moisturizing lotions to provide relief from skin dryness.
  • Rehydrate yourself by drinking plenty of fluids.
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure which can worsen the condition.
  • Corticosteroid creams to provide comfort from itching may be applied twice daily.
  • You can also take antihistamines if the itching becomes persistent.

Pay a visit to a dermatologist to understand the condition better and to ease your mind from feeling of any untoward complications regarding the condition.  This is how to treat pityriasis rosea.  Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some photos / pictures of how this condition looks like.

 

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Nina Says:February 16th, 2011 at 4:45 am

How does this differ from pityriasis alba? Tnx.

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