Pityriasis Rosea | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What is causing my rash?
  • Do I have pityriasis rosea?
  • How can I make myself feel better?
  • Should I take an antihistamine?
  • What treatment is best for me?
  • If the rash and itching don’t go away after three months, what should we do?
  • How long will the rash last?
  • Can I do something to make my child feel more comfortable?
  • Could I have something other than pityriasis rosea?
  • Is there a cream or ointment I should use on the rash?


Pityriasis Rosea by DL Stulberg, M.D., and J Wolfrey, M.D. (American Family Physician January 01, 2004, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20040101/87.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 11/04