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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredIf the rash spreads or changes dramatically, it is important to consult a physician.
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
If the color of your rash changes like a chameleon, tell your doctor just to make sure it isn’t something else. The rash of pityriasis rosea is usually salmon- or rose-colored (hence rosea), but the skin could darken or lighten after the rash heals.
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Pityriasis rosea is a rash that starts as a small patch and progresses to small spots all over the body. Usually this rash appears pinkish. It can be other colors, including grey or even black. Sometimes treatment for the rash, like phototherapy, can cause the spots to turn brown.