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How should I moisturize my skin if I have pityriasis rosea?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If your pityriasis rosea symptoms are mild, you may be able to use an over-the-counter mild moisturizer or one for sensitive skin. However, pityriasis rosea can include scaly or itchy skin symptoms, so your doctor or dermatologist may prescribe a mild hydrocortisone cream to both moisturize the area and soothe the irritated skin.

The first step in understanding how to take care of any skin rash or condition is to see your doctor or dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis and evaluation of your specific skin condition.

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