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When should I go back to the doctor about my pityriasis rosea?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Once a person has been diagnosed with pityriasis rosea, the usual course is to take care of the itching and wait for it to go away. Occasionally, the symptoms will persist or change in an unusual way. If the rash hasn't gone away in 12 weeks or so, you should have it checked by a doctor. Also, if the rash area is very large and flaky, you'll want to go back to the doctor.

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