Pityriasis rosea is an erythematous scaling rash, of unknown etiology, thought to be secondary to infection with an, as yet unidentified, virus. Patients develop a solitary erythematous scaling patch some 2-3 cm in diameter. After a few days, other smaller plaques develop on the trunk. The individual lesions tend to be oval and their longitudinal axis run parallel to the lines of the ribs. The rash may be associated with mild pruritus and can last for several weeks before resolving spontaneously. Topical steroids may be of benefit.
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Rosacea and Eczema are two skin conditions that are fairly commonly found throughout the world. Each of them is characterized by different features, and can be both discomfiting as well as result in undesirable appearance features. In a nutshell, theyre problems that many would want to deal with.