Treatments for Pityriasis Rosea in Children

There is no cure for pityriasis rosea, but the condition will resolve on its own. The goal for treatment is to relieve symptoms associated with the condition, such as itching. Treatment will be determined by your child's physician based on the severity of the condition and may include one or more of the following:

  • medicated lotions and creams to soothe the itching
  • medications by mouth to soothe the itching
  • cool baths with or without oatmeal to soothe the itching
  • ultraviolet exposure, under a physician's supervision
  • cool compresses to soothe the affected skin