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What helps pityriasis rosea fast?

The following tips may help relieve the discomfort of pityriasis rosea:
  • Take over-the-counter allergy medicine (antihistamines). These include diphenhydramine (Benadryl, others).
  • Bathe or shower in lukewarm water.
  • Take an oatmeal bath.
  • Apply a moisturizer, calamine lotion or an over-the-counter corticosteroid cream.

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Keeping this in view, how do you treat pityriasis rosea naturally?

Home remedies of pityriasis rosea include taking lukewarm baths or showers, avoiding drying soaps, wearing cotton or silk clothing to reduce heat, and taking oatmeal baths. Calamine or menthol anti-itch lotions can also be helpful for itching.

Beside above, how long does it take for pityriasis rosea to go away? Most cases of pityriasis rosea go away in 1 to 2 months without any treatment. Some cases can be as short as 2 weeks, while others can last for 3 months or longer. When pityriasis rosea does need treatment, it's usually just to control the itching.

People also ask, what triggers pityriasis rosea?

The exact cause of pityriasis rosea is unclear. Some evidence indicates the rash may be triggered by a viral infection, particularly by certain strains of the herpes virus. But it's not related to the herpes virus that causes cold sores. Pityriasis rosea isn't believed to be contagious.

Does Pityriasis Rosea get worse before better?

Pityriasis rosea eventually goes away on its own, even without treatment, and usually does not leave any scars or permanent marks. However, people with darker skin may have residual dark spots at sites of inflammation which can last for many months before resolution.

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