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How can I alleviate itching from pityriasis rosea without medication?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The most problematic symptom of pityriasis rosea is the itching, which can get quite extreme. No matter what causes your itching, there are some basic skin care guides that can help without using medication. Bathe in warm water, not hot, and don't overuse the soap. When drying your skin, softly pat it instead of rubbing it. Keep your skin hydrated by applying a lotion with no colors or scents added.

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