Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Pityriasis Rosea Treatment

Pityriasis rosea resolves without treatment within 8 weeks. Treatment for pityriasis rosea may include oral antihistamines, hydrocortisone cream, and phototherapy.

Specific treatment for pityriasis rosea may include:

Pityriasis Rosea Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of pityriasis rosea.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • Do I need medication?
    • How long will I be on medication?
    • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
    • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
    • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for having pityriasis rosea again?
  • Will I need to see my doctor for a checkup?

Pityriasis Rosea Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat pityriasis rosea:

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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 Pityriasis Rosea References
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