PITYRIASIS ROSEA

 

Description

Pityriasis rosea is a relatively common skin condition that causes a temporary skin rash of raised, red scaly patches on the body.

Symptoms

  • Initial symptoms
  • a high temperature
  • indigestion
  • lack of appetite
  • headache
  • joint pain
  • the herald patch
  • Rash

Cause

  • viral infection

Diagnostic Tests

  • physical examination

Treatment

  • Medications
  • Corticosteroids
  • Antihistamines
  • Antiviral drugs, such as acyclovir (Zovirax)
  • Light therapy

Lifestyle management

  • Take over-the-counter allergy medicine
  • Bathe or shower in lukewarm water
  • Take an oatmeal bath
  • Apply a moisturizer