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How does exercise affect a pityriasis rosea rash?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Going out for a jog, playing tennis, or getting any other kind of vigorous exercise may aggravate a pityriasis rosea rash. The patch of pink skin may become more obvious and if you're experiencing itchiness, the itch may worsen. Your doctor may suggest that you avoid strenuous activities until the rash goes away.

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