Key Points About Pityriasis Rosea in Children
- Pityriasis rosea is a mild, common rash. It causes the skin to be scaly, pink and inflamed.
- The rash is often seen in children, teens and young adults.
- The rash will get better on its own in one to three months.
- Pityriasis rosea is not thought to be contagious.
- The goal of treatment is easing discomfort and itching.
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Providers Who Treat Pityriasis Rosea
Departments that Treat Pityriasis Rosea
The Division of Dermatology at Children's National Hospital continues to expand services as more families seek our expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the skin, hair and nails.