Pityriasis rosea is a common skin condition that causes temporary reddish rashes on the skin. The cause of pityriasis rosea isn’t known, but it may be triggered by a viral infection.
The first sign of pityriasis rosea is often a large oval patch on the skin; the Herald Patch, followed by many smaller similar patches about a week or more after. It typically affects the chest, abdomen and back, however, it can also be seen on the upper arms and legs.
Pityriasis rosea rashes may be itchy but clears up in about six to twelve weeks without intervention. Pale marks or brown discolouration may persist for a few months in darker-skinned people but eventually, the skin returns to its normal appearance.
Pityriasis rosea treatment can be initiated to speed up healing and clear rashes in a shorter duration. The above images were taken 2 weeks apart.
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