Pityriasis rosea

  • Inflammation of the skin characterized by large red scaly patches or small bumps with itching
  • Most commonly appears on the trunk of the body and upper arms and legs
  • Cause unknown but may be from a virus
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females but more common in females
  • Can occur at any age but rare in infants and elderly
  • Mild and commonly disappears on its own

FOR COUGH

Increase fluids (especially water)

Suck on cough drops or hard sweets (candy)

Use a cool air humidifier in room

Avoid lung irritants such as smoke, household cleaners or allergens

Over-the-counter cough medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):

Guaifenesin

Dextromethorphan

FOR FEVER

Apply cool cloth to forehead or armpits

Drink plenty of fluids (especially water)

Avoid alcohol, tea and coffee as these drinks can cause slight dehydration

Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):

Acetaminophen

Ibuprofen

Aspirin (Do not give to children or adolescents)

FOR PAIN

Apply hot or cold packs to the area

Relaxation techniques

Distraction

Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):

Acetaminophen

Ibuprofen

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