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Question: Pityriasis Rosea? I just found out that I have Pityriasis Rosea. Is there anyway to speed up the process? It's very embrassing and it seems that new spots are poping up. Anyone who's had it before, can you please let me know? Thanks

Answer: I had it a few years ago - I diagnosed it myself (online) because my GP gave me fungal cream (ha). Then I went to a dermatologist and he confirmed it. It's viral and has to run it's course - sorry wish I could give you a better answer. It is weird looking though isn't? I never had any itching but in case you do read below: Treatment In most cases, pityriasis rosea goes away in four to eight weeks. Treatment usually focuses on controlling itching. The antiviral drugs acyclovir and famciclovir and the antibiotic erythromycin may reduce the duration of pityriasis rosea to one to two weeks. These medications often are not necessary, however, because itching is usually mild, and the condition clears up on its own.

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