Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Incidence Symptoms Evaluation Treatment questions for doctor specialist Home Care itching warning signs Outlook Underlying Cause

Herald Patch Home Care

Home care for pityriasis rosea includes:

Herald Patch Itching

General home treatment measures for itching due to pityriasis rosea include:

  • This rash will usually go away without treatment in a few days.
  • Take a cool bath or shower to reduce itching. Consider using colloidal oatmeal (Aveeno).

Medications for itching include:

Oral antihistamines can be sedating. Use with caution and do not mix with alcohol or other sedatives. Follow directions on product packaging.

Herald Patch Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have pityriasis rosea and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Herald Patch References
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