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Symptoms of pityriasis rosea include an oval patch of scaly skin followed by a widespread rash of smaller scaly patches. It can sometimes be itchy.
Pityriasis rosea usually gets better on its own within 12 weeks. Symptoms can be treated with moisturising creams, steroid creams and antihistamines.
Pityriasis rosea is a harmless rash that usually starts with an oval patch of scaly skin followed by a widespread rash.
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