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Pityriasis rosea

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Introduction
Pityriasis rosea is a relatively common skin condition, causing a distinctive skin rash of raised, red scaly patches across the body.
Symptoms of pityriasis rosea
The symptoms of pityriasis rosea may progress in three distinct stages.
Diagnosing pityriasis rosea
Your GP should be able to diagnose pityriasis rosea by asking you about your symptoms and visually examining the rash.
Treating pityriasis rosea
As pityriasis rosea usually resolves by itself within two to twelve weeks, treatment is not usually necessary unless you experience uncomfortable itching.