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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