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How long does pityriasis rosea last?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

Pityriasis rosea typically lasts between eight weeks and three months. If you have been diagnosed with pityriasis rosea and it doesn’t go away after three months, call your doctor ASAP.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The rash associated with pityriasis rosea typically lasts a few weeks or up to a few months.


Pityriasis rosea is an itchy rash that usually disappears with no treatment. It can last from as little as a few weeks to a couple of months. If it lasts longer than that, return to the doctor to rule out other possible diseases.

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