Pityriasis Rosea

Neha Bansal
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Pityriasis Rosea - Treatment
It is most often self resolving in 5-8 weeks and no treatment is required. (1,2) Symptomatic treatments like antihistaminic, local calamine lotion and topical steroids have been used to decrease the itching. (1) Erythromycin and other macrolides have been used for treating pityriasis rosea. However the efficiency is still controversial. (1,2,4) Acyclovir has recently been added to the line of treatment after associations with HHV- 6, 7. (2,4) Phototherapy with UV radiation has shown to reduce the duration of the rash and intensity of itching though some studies show conflicting results. (1,2,4)


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