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What does pityriasis rosea feel like?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
About half of all people who develop pityriasis rosea experience itchy skin. In some cases, the itching can be quite severe and bothersome. You may also feel tired and achy if you develop pityriasis rosea. The condition usually goes away on its own, but if you have severe itching, talk to your doctor. He or she can prescribe medicine containing corticosteroids, which you apply to your skin to help relieve itchiness.

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