Last updated:10-20-2008
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Definition and causes

Pityriasis rosea is a common and harmless skin disorder, seen in all age groups, however, especially among young people. We do not know what caused the disease, but we suspect a virus as the cause.

Symptoms of French rose

It develops within a short time (hours) small, pale red patches of millimeters to a size in centimeters and upper arms. Later it may spread to most of the body. There are no other symptoms, but the rash can be itchy. Often it appears that 1-2 weeks before the rash had a single large, red area, for example, on the upper arm. This is called a "Primary medallion".


Pityriasis rosea, is safe, but may in some cases confused with other more serious diseases, and they should therefore consult a doctor as a precaution.

Treatment of French rose

The disease French Rosen disappears after 4 to 8 weeks without treatment.

If you are bothered by itching, you can use hydrocortisone cream. You should also avoid frequent bathing and excessive use of soap, which can prolong the duration of rash. A rare time you can get a second outbreak at a later date.




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